Re-use - Take your own shopping bags when you're going shopping or get the stronger re-usable cloth shopping bags, organic shopping bags or hard wearing bags available from Tesco, Harrods etc or look out for the 'Bag for life', an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic carrier bags. If you are going to use plastic bags, look for biodegradable bags that will eventually decompose when exposed to the environment.
Put all recyclable materials you don't use into recycle bags, boxes or take them to a recycling bank.
Give away or exchange your used furniture if you no longer need it and have bought a replacement.
Save energy - Turn off electrical items and appliances not in use and don't leave them on standby.
Conserve - Don't waste water, electricity or food.
Leave your car at home - If you are travelling a short distance, try cycling, walking or getting a bus instead.
Recycle your old printer cartridges, clothes, shoes, bags, paper and all items that can be recycled.
Unplug appliances and mobile phone chargers if not in use, this will also help you to save on your energy bills.
Use energy saving light bulbs, these will use less energy and will also save you money in electric bills. Apparently, some people are allergic to these energy saving lightbulbs and they contain some harmful chemicals, so I have been reading, so these would have to be disposed of and recycled carefully after they have been used.
At work, turn off your computer and printers when you're leaving, also don't forget to turn off the lights.
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