Help the environment and your pocket

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We’re all aware of the harmful effects of plastic in the ocean and the growing problem of household waste. If you’ve been thinking about how you can do your bit to help save the planet – we’re here to point you in the right direction!

We’ve put together some handy tips to help reduce your environmental impact – and the best part? All of these tips will help save you money too.

Reduce your plastic usage

If you buy bottled water on the go (for the gym or as part of your lunch), invest in a refillable version and fill it up from the tap before you leave home. If you usually buy 1 bottle of water a day, you could save around £180 a year just by switching to a refillable bottle.

Stop wasting food

If you’ve cooked too much, don’t just bin the leftovers. The internet is full of cooking websites that will suggest meals based on an ingredient. Turn those extra boiled potatoes and greens into bubble-and-squeak, those off-cuts of ham into a special fried rice, or the roast chicken carcass into a delicious broth!

Save on gas and electricity

UK households spend an average of £30 per year powering appliances left in standby mode (i.e. TVs, computers and dishwashers). If switching off appliances at the end of the day sounds like too much hassle then you could invest in standby saver device, which allows you to turn off all your appliances in one go – thereby reducing your standby electricity consumption.