Money & Motoring13th October 2013

Eco-friendly money saving tips

Money saving tips using a green approach

by Graham De Vall

  • Using a low flow shower head, a family of four can cut water usage by as much as 280 gallons a month —and yet not feel much difference in water.
  • Buy fruit and veg that is seasonal. Try to avoid food that has travelled long distances, as this adds to pollution.
  • Save water when you flush the toilet, by putting a plastic bottle in the cistern. This will reduce the amount of water used, whilst still being effective.
  • Do not leave appliances on standby, as you are still using electricity if your TV, Sky Box, DVD, Hi-fi, are on standby.
  • Put lids on saucepans when cooking as this reduces the boiling time and also the amount of energy needed.
  • Use natural soaps and shampoos, as these are better for you. Conventional products contain harmful chemicals and your skin absorbs 60% of what you put on it.
  • Cards that are costly to produce and scrap, send a recycled card, or even better, an e-card.

Article by Graham De Vall

posted in Deaf Lifestyle / Money & Motoring

13th October 2013