Wednesday, 30 July 2008
Tuesday, 29 July 2008
The UK government has announced that they will change the law to force retailers to charge for plastic bags (with proceeds to go to environmentally friendly good causes) unless their use is slashed by 70% by next spring. Following the introduction of a 5p charge for plastic bags in Marks & Spencer, the company has reported an 80% drop in their use. The 70% should therefore be achievable providing that retailers start to charge of their own accord.
See more information on this government move at the Daily Mail website.
Related UK Energy Saving Pages:
Eco Friendly Bags
Related blog posts:
National Trust Latest to Charge for Plastic Bags
New Concerns Over Plastic in the Seas
Marks & Spencer to Charge for Plastic Bags Nationwide
London Could Become Largest Urban Centre to Ban Plastic Bags
Posted by Hayley Jones at 6:27 pm
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Monday, 28 July 2008
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Friday, 25 July 2008
UK Energy Saving has published an article on being green at the start of the new academic year. Check out the article below:
UK Energy Saving
Related blog posts:
Sophie Ellis-Bexter Helps in Launch of Greener Schools Programme
Check out Ecostreet for the 'Green "Back to School" Guide'
Posted by Hayley Jones at 1:45 pm
Sunday, 20 July 2008
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Friday, 18 July 2008
It really is very easy to set up by clipping to the cable coming out of your electricity meter. No cables need to be cut it just clips over the wire and the total set up time was about 15 minutes. The display unit is totally portable and can be placed anywere in the house with a transmittion range of between 40-70 metres and in our case worked anywere in the house.
See the full review here.
Give your thoughts on this product by commenting on this post.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 2:49 pm
I have never used a sun protection spray before, always feeling that the fine spray I anticipated would not give me such good coverage as a cream or lotion. Whether this is the case with some products, I can’t say, but the Lavera Family Sun Spray SPF15 was much better than I anticipated in this respect. The spray was easy to use and I felt that I was able to easily use enough product, which was easy to rub into the skin.
The Lavera Family Sun Spray has a lingering but very pleasant smell and, once properly soaked in, didn’t make me feel very sticky. It also states that you can apply and go straight into the sun, unlike many sun protection products which suggest applying 20-30 minutes before going outside.
Posted by Hayley Jones at 2:46 pm
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Issue 2 2008 of UK Power Magazine contains an article from UK Energy Saving on solar power. Check out the full article here.
View our press release on the article at one of the sites below.
UK Energy Saving
Free Press Releases
24-7 Press Release
Posted by Hayley Jones at 1:30 pm
Monday, 14 July 2008
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Thursday, 10 July 2008
If you don't think you are a big consumer/waster of paper, take a look at the article in the Independent below, which might make you think about whether, in reality, more savings could/should be made.
The Independent - How to cut your paper footprint
UK Energy Saving related pages:
Waste Paper Recycling
Posted by Hayley Jones at 1:25 pm
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Monday, 7 July 2008
In June the Comment:Visions website invited people in relevant organisations to comment on the following question.
"Some ideas for producing energy seem completely unrealistic today, but are there, in fact, new technologies waiting to be developed that we are yet to explore?"
UK Energy Saving was one of the companies approached and I put forward our thoughts, a snippet of which is below.
"Some countries are leading the way in utilising renewable energy but most have barely scratched the surface of the potential available. To cite the UK as an example, wave, tidal and wind powers in particular have the potential to more than meet the country’s electricity requirements, but currently only about 5% of the UK’s electricity comes from renewable sources. With technology in many areas such as wind and solar power at an advanced level, now is the time to be taking great leaps forward with the utilisation of renewable energy sources across the globe. Research into new technological opportunities cannot be allowed to hold back the progress needed in this area in order to protect the planet from further and ongoing damage."
To see the full comment along with those provided by others, visit the Comments:Vision website and go to June.
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Friday, 4 July 2008
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Wednesday, 2 July 2008
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Tuesday, 1 July 2008
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