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ECO TIPS

We hope some of the eco tips we provide will be useful  in helping the environment and hopefully your pocket

 www.gov/helpforhouseholds - click on this link for more advice.

Environment;

  • Rather than use cling film, wrap fresh veg in newspaper to store in fridge to keep fresh and moist, then deposit all waste into a compost bin.
  • Used, wooden, lollipop sticks are great for children's crafts and also brilliant to use for labels on plants.
  • When out on a stroll take a carrier bag and litter picker with you. 

Energy;

  • Turn off the electric hob off 5 mins before you take the pan off. The heat will continue to cook your food.
  • Energy savings - turn the heating down 1 degree or 0.5 degrees and wear an extra layer of clothing.
  • When boiling the kettle only use the amount of water required. This will save you both time and energy usage.
  • If you own a slow cooker then use it twice a week to reduce cooker / hob use.
  • Use a microwave steamer to cook your veggies. 10 minutes and the the veggies for two will be ready.
  • Use the cooker wisely. cook more than one meal if you can. Fill each shelf to get the best from your electric.
  • Use your microwave to cook suet/sponge deserts. 2.5 minutes will cook a sponge mix that has 50 g each of fat, flour and sugar mixed together with 1 egg. 
  • If your freezer is never full then fill its vacant areas with cartons of water to keep the temperature down.

Water;

  • Turn off the tap while  cleaning your teeth! It's the simplest tip and can save so much water and money over time.