133 Ways To Save The Planet
The updated 133 Ways To Save The Planet is now only available via our free eBook. Here is a sample of what you can read about:
1. Recycle. It seems obvious so I thought I’d put it at number one. Recycling covers loads of stuff which some of the other ways to save the planet will explore in more detail, but generally put your cans, bottles, tins, paper and cardboard in the recycling bin/bag/big skip thing. There’s a good person.
2. Reuse your plastic bags. It takes around 20 to 1,000 (I presume that’s a guess) years for plastic bags to degrade, depending on sunlight and air exposure. Most will take a long time as they’re buried under tons of other rubbish at landfills. …………….. Ideas of what to do with them can be found here.
3. Turn off your lights. It’s an urban myth that if you should leave a light on as it takes more energy to switch it on again than if you’d left it on in the first place. …………….. So if you’re popping out of the room for more than two minutes, switch them off. And the radio or TV too.
4. Sort out your heating. Turn down your thermostat by down by one degree centigrade could save around £50 a year. And setting your heating to turn off one hour before you leave the house and come on half an hour before you get home could save you another £50 a year and use less energy. And if you close and/or line your curtains to keep in warmth and you’ll find yourself that bit cosier.
19. Get a lift to work. June 14 is National Lift Share Day in the UK at least, but you can share a ride to work or for pleasure any day, for whatever reason. It’s estimated that the average liftsharer saves £1,000 and one tonne of CO2 every year. It’s boring driving on your own anyway.
20. Use energy saving lightbulbs. They might costs a bit more but they last a lot longer and are better for the environment. Plus the newer ones don’t take all night to light up. So your shins are safe from that coffee table.