We hope some of the eco tips we provide will be useful in helping the environment and hopefully your pocket.
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- 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.
- 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.
- Turn off the tap while cleaning your teeth! It's the simplest tip and can save so much water and money over time.