environment

Buy recycled toilet paper!

Loo roll is currently in short supply at our local supermarkets. However, have you ever stopped to think about how much energy is used, and pollution created to make them?

If you were to swap your usual, new toilet rolls, to the same recycled version, you could help save;

  • 400 million trees
  • 660 million tons of water
  • 45 million tons of oil

Its easy to make the swap, so, next time you manage to get to the shops, think twice before you make your selection.

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Use both sides of the paper

Paper is one of the largest polluters, taking 10 litres of water to produce a single sheet of A4!

Paper production is also one of the largest contributors towards deforestation. Producing just 1 kilo of paper, requires 2-3 times its weight in trees.

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Dispose of cooking fat correctly

With the kids at home, now is a great time for them to learn how to cook, and clean up the mess afterward, too!

We’re all human and can be lazy when it comes to disposing of our cooking fats. According to Water UK, water and sewerage companies in the UK respond to approximately 366,000 sewer blockages every year and in some parts of the country three-quarters of these are caused by fats, oils and grease.

By simply decanting cooking fats, grease and oils into small containers, you are allowing them to cool and solidify, enabling them to be placed in to the main rubbish bins in your home.

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Reducing my carbon footprint

I decided to try and cut down on my carbon footprint by growing my own food. I started with red peppers and now im trying an avocado tree!

If you want to try too, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Take note of the top and bottom of the avocado seed – this will be vital for the growing process
  2. Wash the seed to remove any avocado residue
  3. Peel the outer shell off as this will prevent the roots and flower sprouting
  4. one third of the way down, pierce the seed, at a downward angle, with 3 cocktail sticks. (Birthday candles work just as well as you can see in my picture!)
  5. Place on top of a clear glass or plastic cup so you can see when it starts to sprout
  6. Fill the cup with water until at least half of the seed is covered.
  7. Place on your windowsill

Now its a waiting game to see when your roots start to grow – good luck!

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Create a log pile in your garden

You can encourage all sorts of animals to your garden by creating log piles. From birds, beetles, frogs and even hedgehogs, you’ll create an animal haven.
If you have a trail camera, try popping it down next to your pile and see what visitors you have!

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