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How To Prepare Your Old Device For Recycling

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  Recently, electronic waste has been said to be at alarming levels worldwide. Some countries have significantly reduced e-waste and are, in general, recycling more. The UK is among them, with a 31.2% recycling rate in 2022, above the global United Nations average. However, there is more room for improvement. Below are some steps to…

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What To Do With Your Old Appliances – the Eco Friendly Way

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  Replacing old appliances for newer ones can be an eco-friendly decision. Many older appliances guzzle huge amounts of energy compared to newer ones and upgrading could reduce your carbon footprint and save you money on your energy bills. But just what should you do with your old appliances? Getting rid of them in the…

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4 Ways to Save Money Around the House

4 ways to save money around the house

  It’s no secret that the average family is feeling the pinch in the current economic situation. Here are four simple tips that can help you save money around your home without making any major changes. 1) Get organized Getting organised can help you save money in many ways. For example, if you know exactly…

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4 Ways to Make your Garden Easier To Care For

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  If you are keen on your garden being as beautiful as possible, but short on time, then you are certainly not alone. A beautiful garden can seem to take a lot of effort and stress. But that’s not necessarily true. By setting yourself up for success, you can enjoy a great space without the…

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How to Attract Beneficial Wildlife to your Garden

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  According to citizen research, Bugs Matter, the abundance of flying insects in the UK has plummeted by nearly 60% over the last 17 years. Insects are responsible for pollinating most of the food we grow on the planet. They also recycle nutrients into the soil by decomposing organic matter and, as every organic gardener…

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Health and Environmental Benefits of a Water Softener

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  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been curious about water softeners for a number of years. In the 20+ years we’ve lived here, we’ve replaced half a dozen kettles, four immersion tank heating elements and we’ve got through our fair share of water filters too. Our saucepans and taps have limescale on them…

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Going Green: Where To Start

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  Sustainability is becoming more and more mainstream. I’m noticing in conversations with my neighbours and even in a checkout queue that more people are doing things to make a difference and live a more green life. With the right approach, it is possible to make changes to how you live and make both your…

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How to Bring more Nature to your Garden – regardless of size!

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  When spring arrives, I turn to making improvements in the garden Whether you have a sprawling estate of a small balcony, there is always something you can do for nature. Here are some ideas for you to welcome nature, if you’re improving your home this year: Plant Trees Trees are so amazing for the…

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How To Furnish your Home in a more Sustainable Way

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  Buying new furniture for your home can be exciting, but if you’re looking for an eco friendly way to source things, it can be a bit of a minefield too. There are so many things to bear in mind such as quality of wood, toxic chemicals used to treat furniture and protection of our…

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Three Easy Ways To Live A Greener Life

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  Autumn is often a time to take stock of your life. If you’re a parent, the children might be back at school, giving you time to reflect on your goals and values. At this time of year I often get emails from people who want to know how to live more sustainably. They might…

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