RESPONDING TO POPE FRANCIS’ CHALLENGE
- Ensure all electrical equipment is turned off at the plug not left on standby when not in use
- Print double-sided rather than on single sheets of paper, if you need to print at all
- Recycle printer cartridges – several charities including CAFOD will supply Freepost envelopes
- If you buy bottled water, why not try tap water for a change or think about buying a water purifier – either way you’ll avoid a build up of waste plastic and probably save money.
Gardener’s note: The current edition of Ethical Consumer (web address above) offers product guides and ratings on garden centres/ peat-free compost and seeds. Check it out online. Garden responsibly to benefit the environment, wildlife and producers.
Tip: If you don’t already consider making your own compost. Warwickshire County Council offers advice @ http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/composting. The council has also teamed up with Get Composting to offer a range of reduced price compost bins http://www.wcc.getcomposting.com/