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Friday, March 23, 2007

Compost - Feed your garden and your plants

For as little as £10 (well, maybe much more since I wrote this) you can buy a compost bin to help to recycle your organic household waste and feed your garden.

Compost bins come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit your household's needs. You can easily compost your old and fallen leaves in the garden, all garden waste e.g. dead grass, weeds, cuttings from the hedge, food scraps, vegetable and fruit peels, tea bags etc. You can also compost your household's food waste or scraps.

A compost heap helps you to recycle the food waste in your household easily. Inside a compost heap, fungi, bacteria, insects, and a variety of small creatures such as worms feed on the decomposing food and vegetable matter helping to speed up the recycling process. This will help you to feed your plants, particularly pot plants, which need fresh nutrition every so often to keep their leaves looking healthy and shiny and help them to grow big and strong.

If you don't have a garden, some local councils provide white bags, green bags or compost and food bins and other means of recycling for collection of vegetable and garden waste for recycling. Contact your local council and ask about these facilities.

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Recycle your old inkjet cartridges

Tommy's the baby charity participate in a recycling scheme to recycle old Hewlett Packard and Lexmark printer cartridges. This scheme is provided through Their recycle centre raises money for Tommy's vital research into the causes of miscarriage, premature births and stillbirths. They have a goal of £55,000 this year. When you visit the Inkagain website, there are other charities that are sponsored through the ink cartridge recycling scheme.

The environmental benefits are as follows:
  • Inkjet cartridge recycling helps to reduce carbon emissions, a major cause of global warming, conserves resources and reduces waste
  • Inkjet cartridges will take about 1000 years to decompose in landfills sites

To order their freepost recycling bags for your chosen charity you can:

  1. Call: 0800 435576 quoting "Tommy's bag"
  2. Email: tommysbags at (just replace the at with the @ sign)
  3. Fax: 020 8838 6777
  4. Order via their website at and click on charity scheme

Inkagain currently have a prize draw for some goodies up for grabs for everyone who sends in their used ink cartridges.

Tommy's the baby charity is a registered charity no. 1060508

Do you know of any other places where ink cartridges can be recycled or donated. If so, leave a comment below.

Comments on this topic......
alfred said...
"Ideally, used printer ink cartridges should find their way to special recycling centers where the materials these cartridges were made of are retrieved for future use. Unfortunately, only 25% of all those millions of cartridges consumed every year go that way. Most of them end up at some landfill or some other garbage facility instead. Save The Environment & Use Recycled Printer Ink Cartridge Always be conscientious even with the printer ink cartridges that you use. Recycle empty printer cartridges and buy remanufactured ink as much as possible."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

More ways to save energy.....

Hang your clothes outside to dry when the weather is good and save energy instead of using the tumble dryer or putting your clothes on the radiators.

Get a combination boiler - If you do not yet have a combination boiler, look for special deals in the sales. A combination boiler allows you to switch off the central heating (radiators) but still have hot water on tap. So, each time you switch on the hot water tap you get hot water. with the old style systems, when you just need hot water alone, you would have to switch on the heating as well as the hot water just because you needed to take a bath. A combination boiler allows you to use hot water or the central heating (radiators) only when you need it, saving you money.

The good news is that the metal from the old copper water cylinders used with the immersion heaters can be recycled.

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