Coronavirus has left the majority of us in self-isolation. It is a scary and new situation for people to be in, but there are small steps you can take to reduce the risk of the virus spreading.
The government has given clear guidelines about staying at home. They are as follows:
- For food, health reasons or work (but only if
you cannot work from home).
- If you must go out, stay two metres (6ft) away
from other people at all times.
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
- Do not meet others, even friends or family.
You must follow these guidelines as you can spread the virus, even if you don’t have any symptoms.
While at home, it is vital that you keep surfaces and rooms clean, as germs and bacteria can attach to surfaces, which leads to spreading among members of your household.
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April is National Home Improvement Month and to mark the occasion, NAEA Propertymark published figures showing the average homeowner has spent £8,000 on their property in the past five years, a total of £48 billion nationwide.
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Three years since it pledged never to throw away edible food, Tesco has launched a new mission to cut food waste by education community cooks on how to use every last bit of every ingredient donated to them.
Continue reading Tesco embarks on food waste mission
You might be surprised to learn that the ‘traditional’ Christmas dinner has changed even within living memory – and avoiding food waste was part of the reason why – so if you’re planning an eco Christmas dinner this year, you’re being more traditional than you might think.
Continue reading How to cook an eco Christmas dinner
The government has announced plans to increase the minimum charge for single-use plastic carrier bags to 10p and extend the scheme to include smaller independent retailers – so why do we support this?
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The EU General Data Protection Regulation, better known as GDPR, comes into force on May 25th 2018 and imposes new rules on the way companies manage private individuals’ data, along with stiff penalties for data breaches.
Continue reading Will GDPR force businesses to recycle e-waste?
If you were born any time before the mid-1980s, you probably remember when you could take glass bottles back to the shop and get a few pence back in return – the bottles would then be washed and used again, just like doorstep delivery milk bottles.
As long ago as 2010, the author Bill Bryson proposed a return of bottle deposits to encourage recycling and reduce littering, but this is only just becoming a reality in 2018, as government plans now seem set to go ahead.
Continue reading How will the new bottle deposit scheme work?
We think of food as a renewable resource – in some cases it literally grows on trees – but producing enough food for everyone has huge implications in terms of energy usage, carbon emissions, the land area taken up by farming and the associated cost of all of those things.
Using less food by being smart and less wasteful can all help to make this most crucial of global resources more sustainable, while saving money on household food costs at the same time.
Here are a few tips based on figures from Love Food Hate Waste to cut down on your food bill by being a bit more careful about how much you cook and how much you throw away.
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Eliminating unwanted draughts from your home could save you anywhere from £25 to £50 a year, depending on who you ask – and as draught proofing the home can be done on the cheap, it’s easy to come out in profit even within the space of a single windy winter.
Continue reading Top tips for draught proofing the home
Glass recycling has been one of the most familiar forms of recycling for decades, and many of us cannot remember a time when there weren’t green, brown and white bottle banks in supermarket car parks and other public places.
But the problem has always been getting to those public bottle banks when you have large amounts of glass to recycle, not to mention when you have anything other than a green, brown or clear bottle to recycle.
Here are our five top tips for recycling glass at home, which can help you improve your commitment to the environment with some simple everyday lifestyle changes.
Continue reading The ins and outs of glass recycling