Green Living Starts at Home...

Living more sustainably really does start at home. Start by assessing the items you use around your house.

What ends up in the bin without being recycled? Can you swap from a disposable synthetic cleaning sponge to a reusable natural fibre? Could you find space to grow your own vegetables in your garden? Think about what you buy and what you actually need.

Take a look at our top tips and find your local suppliers for all things homely and eco.

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    Shop Secondhand

    Save waste and money by shopping secondhand. Explore charity shops, online marketplaces and dedicated secondhand shops.

    Shop Secondhand
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    Embrace Reusables

    Ditch the disposable kitchen roll or cotton wool. Cloth wipes for beauty and around the house are easy and affordable.

    Embrace Reusables
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    Grow Your Own

    Reduce food miles & waste and enjoy your own home grown produce. Check out our monthly tips.

    Grow Your Own
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    DIY Beauty

    Simple sugar and salt scrubs are easy to make, can be made to suit your skin type and kept in existing jam jars you have in the cupboards.

    DIY Beauty
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    Feed the Birds

    Feeding the garden birds at the right time of year can make a huge difference!

    Feed the Birds
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    Hedgehog Corridors

    Help wildlife travel through your garden by leaving gaps under fences for access.

    Hedgehog Corridors
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    Put Away the Mower

    Leave an area of grass to grow wild, add some wildflower seeds and watch the wildlife flourish.

    Put Away the Mower
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    Hire Don't Buy

    Save waste, stress, money and even the washing up by hiring a reusable party kit for your next get together.

    Hire Don't Buy
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    Green Energy

    A simple switch to a green energy provider can ensure the energy used in your home comes from sustainable sources.

    Green Energy
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    Consider Electric

    If you run a car and it is getting to end of life, consider electric vehicles. They are becoming more affordable and with higher ranges are suitable for most driving needs.

    Consider Electric
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    Terracycle

    Many areas have Terracycle drop off points - places to drop off recyclable items that the council won't collect. Save your crisp packets and more from landfill!

    Terracycle
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    Rot Your Rubbish

    Check out your local Master Composter for tips on where to start.

    Rot Your Rubbish
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    Insulate Your Home

    Well insulated homes save energy! Check out local schemes for double glazing and loft insulation grants.

    Insulate Your Home
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    Rinse Reuse Repeat

    If you use tinfoil for cooking it can be reused a number of times. Don't throw it straight into the bin.

    Rinse Reuse Repeat
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    Ditch the Disposables

    Hundreds of millions of disposable razors end up in landfill each year in the UK. Swap to reusables?

    Ditch the Disposables
  • Top tip

    Swap & Save

    Join your local swap groups for surplus produce, home items, books, clothes and toys.

    Swap & Save

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