Every year in the UK, householders bin 700 million batteries weighing 19,000 tonnes. Put end to end, these would stretch to Australia and back.
We’re buying more and more battery operated gadgets such as digital cameras, MP3 players, Cd players, remote controls, games consoles and wireless computer peripherals.
Currently, less than 2% of batteries are recycled which is such a waste! It’s a waste of resources, landfill space and your money.
Switching to rechargeable batteries is a simple green step to take, and make sure you recycle your regular batteries responsibly too. Many civic amenity sites have collection points, and some councils offer kerbside collections; so see what is available to you.
We’re airing our dirty laundry for this week’s Change the World Wednesday challenge!
Most people have their favourite laundry products – usually determined by smell and how effective they are.
But did you know that the …
Over on Reduce Footprints, we’ve been challenged to make our Christmas the greenest ever.
Fortunately for us, it’s not too hard as we have a very small family and keep celebrations to a minimum.
A few years …