Eco friendly tips for the home

PHANTOM Treesuite UTC showerHaving a shower instead of a bath is good for the planet.

Here are some handy tips to help you reduce your environmental footprint:

  • Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth and save 10,000 litres of water a year!
  • Have a shower instead of a bath. It’s better for your circulation and for the planet.
  • Banish plastic bottles of water and invest in a water filter to purify tap water.
  • Replace ordinary light bulbs with high-efficiency ones. They may be more expensive but last 12 times longer and use 5 times less electricity.
  • Turn off your TV, hi-fi, PC and DVD player – they still use electricity when not in use. Even while on standby, they consume 10% more electricity. And switch the lights off when you leave a room.
  • Defrost your freezer. A 4mm coat of ice can double its consumption of electricity.
  • When washing your clothes, switch to phosphate-free washing powder and never run a machine half empty.
  • Think before you throw anything away. Recycle what ever you can.

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