environment

Try carpooling to work with a colleague!

If you drive to work and know others that also commute from the same area, why not cut down on the emissions and share the journey.

For every 4.5 litres of petrol used, it creates approximately 8,887 grams of CO2 that is released in to the air.

So, even if its just one colleague that you share the car with, you are still halving the amount of CO2 produced. Why not try it today!

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Start teaching your children, early on, that the planet matters

The next generation are the ones that will save our planet. It only takes 30 seconds to show your child how to place an item in the recycling. This is just one example. Our website is filled with activities to teach you children how important nature and the environment around them really is!

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Cutting up an elastic band before the bin

Before disposing of elastic bands, we cut them in half to ensure nothing can get trapped in them

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Maintain your car so it causes less emissions

By keeping up with your yearly car service, you can help reduce the amount of emissions your engine gives out. 

So far this year, the total number of deaths due to air pollution are 1,235,131 and rising by the minute!

WE MUST ACT NOW. 

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Store your leftovers in glass containers

Plastic production is one of the largest contributors towards pollution across the entire globe! From air, land and sea, there is no excape from the damage it is creating.

We urgently need to stop the demand of single use plastics, if we are to have any chance of saving our planet. You can help make a start by swapping out your plastic food containers for glass ones instead. Have a look in cupboards around the house and see what other items can be replaced with alternative, environmentally friendly materials!

We’d love to know how you get on, so, why not add your iDot!

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Use recycled paper

Paper usage across Europe, Japan and the USA is monumental, the average person uses between 250-300 kilos every year. That’s almost as heavy as 45 bowling balls!

For each tonne of recycled paper used, we can save 17 trees, 26,500 litres of water and 4,000kw of energy.

It’s a no-brainer; swap to recycled paper. The LIVE counter below, shows the amount of paper produced so far this year!

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Say no to junk mail

Junk mail is something that every British household loathes and, every year, 4.4 billion pieces of direct mail are sent in the UK alone! With approximately 80% of this being thrown straight in the bin, the impact on the environment is huge!

Whilst there is no way to stop addressed mail being delivered, you can ‘opt out’ of door-to-door items being delivered by Royal Mail, in the UK. Head over to their website to find out more. 
You can also help reduce the amount of junk you receive by unsubscribing to various websites and newsletters. Along with that, you can place a ‘No Junk Mail’ sticker on you front door or letter box!

If each household took these small actions, the environmental impact could be dramatically reduced!

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Always take your reusable shopping bags

When out and about this weekend, make sure to grab your bags for life, before you go our the door!

The less we buy 10p plastic bags, the less reason companies will have to produce them.

Do your one thing today.

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Buy local produce!

When you shop at your local supermarket, many of the food items you buy will have travelled over 1,500 miles to get there!

However, if you buy locally-grown food, you are cutting down on these miles, which, in turn, reduces the carbon footprint and helps your local community. Not only is that better for the environment, the food is also fresher and packed with more nutrients. Most of the time, you can even buy it directly from the growers themselves!


So, why not help reduce your food’s carbon footprint, and head to your local farmer’s market next time you need a shop?

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I recycled a ripped duvet cover

I cut up a duvet cover to make food wraps to save on using cling film or sandwich bags or other single use plastics.  I put the pieces on greaseproof paper sprinkled them with grated beeswax, covered them with more paper and ironed them.  I repeated this until they had an even covering of beeswax then left them to set.  I got a lot of foodwraps from a duvet cover! I gave them away to friends and family as gifts.

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