To bust those myths that ‘eco’ means expensive, here are 7 hacks to save you money and be kind to the planet, all in one go...
1. GO LED
LED bulbs are more expensive (£3/4 vs. 50p) but they last for ages & are up to 10x more efficient
Old bulb annual cost ≈ £27
Save up to £24 per bulb per year
2. CUT THE TUMBLE
One tumble dry = 70p (low quality dryers = more expensive!)
X4 Uses per week ------ > x1 use per week = £110 per year saving (approx)
3. GO GREEN AND USE RENEWABLE ENERGY
Renewable energy isn't always more expensive!
💲 The big 6 energy providers might be costing you the BIG BUCKS 💵 💷
Check out services like Uswitch to find renewable energy services!
keep a bag in your bag and save 5p at the shops.
bottled water 💧 costs on average 650x the £ of tap water. 🚰 NO BRAINER 👀
5. TRY MEATLESS MONDAY AND STAY IN SEASON
Meat isn't cheap and neither is out of season fruit and veg ...
Spag Bol £3.50 for 2 (approx)
Veggie curry - £1.50 for 2 (approx)
Cheap winter veg:
brussels sprouts, carrots, squash, mushrooms, onions, parsnips.
6. GO DIGITAL
If you regularly buy newspapers/mags, save £100s with
a digital subscription !!!
WE looked at; The Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph and the Financial Times and customers could save annually up to £365, £805, £452 and £894 respectively
7. Walk/ cycle to work 2 days a week
Get fit, save money AND be good to the planet.
- 2 days off the trains/ roads could save you approx £700 per year
- fully switching could save you £1,752 a year*
*assuming average monthly commutes of £146 pm