Drop a tonne of CO2e with our Zero Waste Bute Food Waste Tips

It’s not just kitchen skills and knowledge that help us save money and make the most of the food that we buy. The right tools and equipment also help. But how do we ensure that we don’t end up by filling our kitchen cupboards and drawers with all sorts of kitchen gadgets that are never or rarely used? Whether you are a fan of kitchen kit and caboodle, or prefer a minimalist approach, Love Food Hate Waste is here with advice on the...

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Resource Efficient Business

Loans for efficient heating Resource Efficient Scotland SME Loans are interest free, unsecured, have no set-up charge and are available from £1,000 to £100,000. If you haven’t already insulated your premises, installed energy-saving ICT software, upgraded your lighting or installed a high-efficiency boiler, then this loan will you help do it now. Likewise, the loan will help you invest in other equipment that will deliver energy,...

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Heat Loss
Apr08

Heat Loss

Cost savings from insulation The highest percentage of heat lost from your home is 35% lost through the walls, particularly through stone walls, and through the roof (25%) so concentrate on these areas if you only have a limited budget. You have paid for this heat so why let it escape to the street? From which parts of your home do you lose the most heat? Walls – 35% Roof – 25% Through gaps e.g. doors – 15% Through the floor – 15%...

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Save Money
Apr08

Save Money

Save Money Energy efficiency – Ten easy things that you can do today 1. Turn your thermostat down Reducing your room temperature by 1°C could cut your heating bills by up to 10%.  If you have a programmer, set your heating and hot water to come on only when required rather than all the time. 2. Is your water too hot? If you are constantly adding cold water to a sink or bath of water because its too hot, you could save money by turning...

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