In this section we've included some hints and tips on how to manage your household
rubbish. You can find out how to minimise the effect that you have on the environment
and how to make your household more environmentally friendly.
Does flying make you feel guilty and upset
your eco conscience? If so, carbon offsetting could
be the solution. For example, flying to Spain produces ¾ of a tonne
of CO2 per person a flight. It could cost you as little
as £12 to clear your carbon footprint and your conscience. Visit
www.carbonfootprint.com for more information.
Try some green travel alternatives
to get to the airport. Check out
If there is a big group of you going away together hire a mini bus
instead of taking lots of cars to save money and reduce your carbon
Travel to Benidorm. Yes
you heard right! Some Benidorm hotel bedrooms have lights installed
that automatically switch off when you leave the room. In addition,
Benidorm has low energy street lighting and many of the taps are
foot pump-operated which helps to save water consumption:
Don't forget your eco toothbrush.
Some companies have developed Eco toothbrushes where toothpaste
is not required. This means more space for shoes:
When packing your suitcase have you ever
had to leave your case open because you need to charge to your mobile
phone, PSP, MP3 player at the last minute? Not anymore! The
portable power supply lets you charge your phone from the power
of the sun. Yes from the power of the sun! With over 11 different
charger connectors to suit an array of appliances, it is a great
Eat smartly. If you are
on a self catering holiday always look out for local produce. You
can reduce your carbon footprint because of less air miles and it
is also better for the local economy.
Borrow books. It saves
you money and most importantly it saves the environment. It is estimated
that one tree makes 1,000 books.
Remember the recycle-more motto "Reduce,
Reuse, and Recycle". Reduce - the amount of clothes
that you take on holiday, as weight adds to the amount of fuel burnt
by flying. Reuse - last year's holiday clothes.
Is there any need for a brand new holiday wardrobe when you have
perfectly good holiday clothes at home. Recycle
- give your clothes to Oxfam. You could get a £5.00 gift voucher
if you have any M&S items amongst the clothes that you are giving
Summer is the time for parties. Remember
bank locator will find your nearest bottle bank. Therefore,
don't throw away your bottles, recycle them and help to save the