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Creative Ways To Reuse Waste

By Kate Haines,
Filed in green home, recycling

recycled glassware

Annually, we produce 2.12 billion tonnes of waste which is becoming extremely damaging to our planet. Although authoritative bodies around the world have introduced schemes and initiatives to encourage recycling — most of our waste continues to end up in landfills; which is leading to severe consequences for the environment. This figure is also expected […]

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Making Our Gardens Carbon Positive

By Kate Haines,
Filed in green gardening, green home, Natural Health

houseplants & health

The world’s environment is dramatically changing due to climate change. Glaciers are shrinking, animals and birds are losing their habitats and forests are being destroyed at an alarming rate. It’s predicted by scientists that global temperatures are going to continue rising in the near future, with greenhouse gases that are produced by human activity being […]

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A Look At The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Green Business, green home, green transport

As part of a commitment to reduce Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions, the government has introduced the Clean Growth Strategy which outlines the proposed approach to building a lower-carbon future. The comprehensive document, compiled by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS), is available to download here. However, don’t worry if you don’t have […]

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Win A Freeflush Wall Mounted Water Butt Worth £110 This Summer

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Competitions, green gardening, green home

water butt eco

Freeflush the rainwater harvesting experts, create innovative water solutions which save you money and help the environment by enabling you to recycle rainwater for your garden. They are offering one lucky GreenFinder visitor the opportunity to win one of their wall mounted water butts. The Original Prestige Wall Mounted Water Butt is a novel, simple, […]

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Surprising ways to save energy in the home

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, Energy Saving, green home

led lights, green home, energy saving

We all know about the common ways to save energy in the home; turning off gadgets instead of putting them onto standby and purchasing more efficient appliances. However, Northern Powergrid, who can help with any electric connection around your property, have put together this guide highlighting some of the energy-saving techniques which you may never […]

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What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of My Old Bed?

By Kate Haines,
Filed in Eco Tips, green home, recycling

recycling your mattress, recycling household items, recycling beds

The most recent National Bed Federation’s (NBF) End of Life Mattress Report (2016) showed that 74,000 less mattresses were recycled in 2015 than 2014. Over a similar time period, local authorities also reported that having little access to suitable recycling centres, following their own bulky waste collections and fly-tipping clean ups, meant that having to […]

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