Suggestion Box 14 – Vegetables

Vegetables in general have a lower impact on the environment than meat and in Suggestion Box 10 options for reducing meat in our diets were discussed.  There is a wide range of readily available vegetables for us to choose from. Here we look at ways in which the environmental impact of our diets can be … Continue reading Suggestion Box 14 – Vegetables

Suggestion Box 13 – Electronic Waste

If computer and other electronic waste is not disposed of properly, it adds to landfill and in breaking down, releases toxic substances into soil and water.  In this video we look at some options for extending the life of appliances to avoid sending them to landfill, reducing the environmental impact of this type of waste.  … Continue reading Suggestion Box 13 – Electronic Waste

Suggestion Box 12 – Cleaning Chemicals

While it is important to keep our homes and workplaces clean and tidy, many common household cleaners are packaged in materials that cannot be recyled and contain chemicals that do harm to the environment.  The effects are explained in this short video, together with some suggestions for changes we can make to reduce the environmental … Continue reading Suggestion Box 12 – Cleaning Chemicals

Suggestion Box 11 – Upcycling

This video continues our series of hints and tips. Here we offer some suggestions for reducing your environmental impact by turning items which are broken or no longer wanted into something else.  This can be a fun way of prolonging the life of the materials as well as helping to reduce the amount of waste … Continue reading Suggestion Box 11 – Upcycling

Suggestion Box 10 – Beef & Chicken

Food production results in high emissions of greenhouse gases to which meat makes a big contribution.  This video suggests some changes we can make to our diets to reduce these emissions – without having to remove meat altogether if that is our choice. Data used in the video is sourced from Our World in Data

Suggestion Box 9 – Water Use Part 2

In this video we return to Angie to see how she saves water during her breakfast routine, including washing up and preparing packed lunches for herself and her children.  By being aware of her requirements through the day and planning ahead,  Angie is able to make use of water that would otherwise go down the … Continue reading Suggestion Box 9 – Water Use Part 2

Suggestion Box 8 – Clothing Disposal

Here, the discussion around the environmental impact of our clothing is continued from Suggestion Box 4.  This time we look at the ways in which clothes are disposed of and the options available to extend the useful life of items and avoid sending them to landfill. Some useful links to illustrate the ways in which … Continue reading Suggestion Box 8 – Clothing Disposal

Suggestion Box 7 – Packaging

Packaging is used to protect the items that we buy on-line and send to family and friends.  But we need to be careful about the amount that we use and how we dispose of it.  The type of packaging material used is important as it influences whether it can be re-used, re-cycled or needs to … Continue reading Suggestion Box 7 – Packaging

Suggestion Box 6 – Water

For those of us lucky enough to have access to a ready supply of fresh, drinkable water at the turn of a tap it is easy to take this for granted.  In this Suggestion Box video we meet Angie who has decided to take action to reduce her use of water in order to protect … Continue reading Suggestion Box 6 – Water

Suggestion Box 5 – Recycling

A simple pre-packed lunch bought from a supermarket can produce a significant amount of waste.  Some of this can be recycled, but it also adds to rubbish that has to be sent to landfill.  In this Suggestion Box video we identify some of the confusion that surrounds what can and can’t be recycled before exploring … Continue reading Suggestion Box 5 – Recycling