I’ve always been keen to do my bit for the environment. When I was growing up in The Netherlands it was normal to recycle as much as you could and there were no plastic bags available at food shops. You just carried your own, large, reusable shopping bags. I think the UK still has a little way to go to catch up with some of it’s European counterparts on the recycling front but it’s good to hear that Scotland now charges 5p per plastic bag.
Another step in the right direction is the use of LED bulbs. LED bulbs are a win win situation really. They are the simplest and most cost effective way of saving energy and the environment and in doing so, saving yourself money too. LED bulbs can save up to 80% electrical power compared to a normal bulb. That’s a pretty significant saving right there!
The initial investment of a slightly higher cost may put people off at first but LED bulbs need to be replaced a lot less regularly than normal bulbs so there’s another reason they are better for your home and your wallet…
We have used LED bulbs, since they were on the go, in my family house growing up for as far as I can remember and I use them in my home now. I wouldn’t consider using a standard bulb these days, it seems such a waste.
LED Planet seek to increase people’s awareness of the benefits of LED lighting and have produced a really interesting infographic which puts our energy consumption in perspective by looking at the amount of energy needed to power the world’s most recognisable buildings.
They are also running a competition you can enter here.
Do you do your bit for the environment or do you find it a hassle?
*This post is in conjunction with LED Planet
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A twenty-something, full time working, mum of two, with a love for all things cat, cacti and scandi related.