Interesting Eco Tips

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     Graham Soper updated 3 months ago 1 Member · 14 Posts
  • Graham Soper

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    Read, learn and share interesting eco tips here. You’ll earn Credits for everything you do which will help add value to the donation set aside for your nominated cause as well as increasing the size of your own personal Wisdom Trust Grant Fund.

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    Drying Your Hair

    Whenever possible, let your hair dry naturally rather than using a hairdryer.

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    Tweak Your Settings Before Pressing Print.

    To save paper and ink, preview your documents before you print, make sure you have the correct number of copies and destination, and use such handy functions as print selection and print manager.

    It only takes a second or two more, but will reduce the frustrated groans at the printer tray and save a lot of waste.

    Paper accounts for more than half of all waste. Do your part to reduce that by sending only exactly what you want to the printer. Most programs make it easy by allowing you to highlight what you need, then tick a box called “print selection.” You can also specify a page number or range. Some software packages even let you easily output two (or more) reduced-size pages on a single sheet.

    Printing only the key information will also help you simplify clutter, and avoid the hassle of hunting through reams of repeated email signatures and other useless text. When printing off the Web, there are few things more maddening than ending up with copies of ads, footers and everything else but what you wanted.


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    Use An Empty Shower Gel Bottle To Attract Butterflies To Your Garden.

    It’ll be of great benefit to your garden to have more butterflies visiting it. They usually feed on the sweet sugary nectar in flowers, but here is an interesting way to attract more to your garden.

    Wash out an empty shower gel bottle thoroughly, then carefully make two small holes in the bottom of the bottle.

    Dissolve a few teaspoons of sugar in some water and fill the shower gel bottle. Using its hook, hang it bottle outside in an area where you have seen butterflies in the past. The sugar-water will slowly drip out of the bottle and butterflies will be able to sip from the puddle it makes on the ground.

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    Don’t Press The Gas Pedal To Start Your Car.

    Unlike many older cars and trucks, modern vehicles don’t need to warm up and they have automatic chokes, so you don’t need to step on the gas pedal before starting the engine.

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    Get A Stapleless Stapler.

    Investigate getting a stapleless stapler for the office. The fact is that if, for example, each of the UK’s 10 million office workers used one less staple a day, that could save 120 tonnes of steel a year.

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    Don’t Waste Wine.

    If you’re at the end of a bottle of wine but there’s not nearly enough left for another glass, don’t just tip it down the sink.

    Instead, pour what’s left into an ice cube tray and put it in the freezer (red or white wine is fine). Then add a cube or two when you next cook pasta sauce, gravy, soup, risotto etc for a bit of extra flavour!

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    2-way Switches Save Energy & Money

    Install 2-way switches in halls and stairways so lights can be switched off from different locations. This will save energy by only having lights on only for the time when they’re needed and therefore will save money too by using less electricity.


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    Use Natural Frangrances

    An expensive bottle of perfume could contain up to 600 different synthetic chemicals. In fact, over 5,000 are used in the manufacture of such perfumes. 95% of these perfumes are made from petroleum and many are listed as hazardous.

    As an alternative, use natural perfumes and aromatherapy oils for use on the skin.

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    Use Water-Based Paint Strippers

    In the past, paint strippers contained caustic chemicals such as sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. Although these have been largely replaced by methylene chloride and dichloromethane, which are still particularly toxic.

    As an alternative, look out for the new range of water-based paint strippers, which are proving to be just as effective as the traditional methods.

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    You’ll Need Less Ironing If You Avoid Over-Drying Your Laundry.

    Clothes will need less ironing and hold up better if you remove them from the drier while they’re still just a bit damp. Some models even offer a moisture sensor.

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    Use Cloth-Roller Towels In Office Bathrooms And Canteens.

    Companies should provide washable cloth-roller towels in its bathrooms and canteens, rather than disposable paper towels or electric hand driers.

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    Try Borax And Lemon Juice To Keep Your Toilet Sweet-Smelling.

    Mix 1/2 cup borax and a cup of lemon juice for a powerful toilet cleaner that will leave it smelling extra clean!

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    Avoid Palm Oil Products.

    Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil found in rainforests and is used in half of all supermarket products. But Palm oil production is said to have been responsible for about 8% of the world’s deforestation between 1990 and 2008. And there are also questions about whether we should consume palm oil at all, as it is high in saturated fat

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