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    Don't forget to use your Bag for Life & not just in Tesco (I forget to take mine elsewhere at times!)

    Egg shells can go in the composter too. Any shredded paper can go in too.

    Make up large batches of food to freeze & use at a later date - uses less energy than making smaller portions from scratch.

    Fill an empty plastic bottle with water & put in the fridge so u don't have to run the tap too long to get a cold glass of water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colman View Post
    ive often wondered whether you can get energy saving spot lights but never seen any anywhere - can someone advise me differently?
    Yes the have them in B & Q.

    They also have low voltage led downlights now to replace the 20 - 50 w downlighters too.

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    Using ECloth's and Eco balls, save on chemicals, save on pounds and Eco friendly too....

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    Angel green products
    You can use green products for household cleaning such as soapnuts for laundury, ecover products or tescos own brand, bio d, urtekram shampoos all natural ingredients powered all by wind power etc.
    Ecloths etc as mentioned by PP.
    Vinegar for cleaning/fabric softner. etc

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    put lids on saucepans when cooking

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    Quote Originally Posted by colman View Post
    ive often wondered whether you can get energy saving spot lights but never seen any anywhere - can someone advise me differently?
    Found them in a Tesco extra too.

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    UNPLUG CHARGERS WHEN NOT IN USE
    If chargers for devices such as mobile phones and MP3 players were unplugged when not in use, the UK could save enough electricity each year to power 115,000 homes.

    Chargers are not huge energy consumers in their own right, but across the UK those left plugged in unnecessarily waste over 60m and are responsible for a quarter of a million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year.

    If a charger feels warm when it is plugged in without being attached to a device it is still converting energy.

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    I must say I'm very impressed guys - your coming out with loads of greats ones - before the end of the week I will add all these to the sticky
    PLEASE RECYCLE ALL YOU CAN

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    If you have an electric cooker with a solid plate or ceramic hob, turn off a few minutes before the food has finished cooking and it will carry on with the heat that is left. Rice is especially easy to do this with. I usually bring the pan to the boil, give it about 5 mins and turn off. Leave the lid on and it will cook in the steam. It's very useful if you are dashing in and out as it cooks while you are out. If there is still some heat when you remove the pan, put some cold water in a pan to warm up to help with washing up.
    You probably need to experiment, depending on your cooker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hummer View Post
    Yes the have them in B & Q.

    They also have low voltage led downlights now to replace the 20 - 50 w downlighters too.
    Cheers Hummer - i've looked everywhere for them, we have spot lights in or kitchen and we get through them so quickly, i figured energy saving ones would save us some money and help the environment, we have energy saving ones everywhere else in the home...

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