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12 Shopping). £ 2 Reuse: keep plastic bags and takeaway containers, cut up old clothes as cleaning rags, etc. £ 3 Recycle: use your recycling bin and bottle banks. in53 53 53 05/04/2007 10:52:32 it’s easy being green friends. org. Sell them at car boot sales, in local classified adverts, loot. com. 5 Garden). If you have no garden, get a Bokashi bin (livingsoil. uk). Use the fertiliser for window-box plants or give it to a friend with a garden. 12 Shopping). 2 billion cigarette butts are discarded each year, each containing up to 4,000 chemicals.

Indoor plants absorb toxins and improve air quality. Natural cleaners and pest repellents will make your home smell great anyway. 7 Food. Want to do more? Avoid dry-cleaning. It leaves chemicals on your clothes. Avoid furniture made from plywood/ MDF, which contains formaldehyde, or furniture and furnishings treated with brominated flame retardants (IKEA doesn’t use them). in38 38 38 05/04/2007 10:52:26 Chapter 4 Building & renovation In a nutshell Building a new home, or renovating, is the perfect time to build in features that will reduce your energy and water usage (and bills) and your exposure to chemicals for years to come.

Uk or try anyjunk. uk). in57 57 57 05/04/2007 10:52:34 Chapter 7 Food In a nutshell Food is a key issue. Farming accounts for a quarter of greenhouse emissions and 70 per cent of human water consumption; it takes up a third of the earth’s land (replacing wild ecosystems) and uses huge amounts of toxic chemicals in pesticides and fertilisers. Overfarming and modern ‘factory farming’ methods strip nutrients out of the soil, often turning it into desert. in58 58 58 05/04/2007 10:52:35 section 2: green living emissions from transporting food) and less meat (which is a very inefficient way to feed people).

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