WE CAN ALL MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

We all have a duty to protect and care for our planet and there are many small, daily changes that we can make to live more eco-friendly. There are many reasons to adopt a ‘Greener’ lifestyle – protecting our surroundings, supporting nature and the animal kingdom as well as save money. Our ‘Let’s Go Eco’ page showcases some helpful sustainable living ideas to keep you inspired… 

Plastic is all around us and we are all aware of the devastating impact this is having on our World. But you can do your bit to reduce your plastic footprint – buy your fruit and veg loose, carry reusable bags, use reusable drinksware and food containers, use paper straws and buy products in boxes. Simply adjusting your habits can make a big difference.

Reducing your energy consumption is one of the most important things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint. Even better, turning appliances off will save you money. Get in the habit of switching the off switch and watch your energy bills drop.

Make sure you buy eco-friendly technology, products and appliances as much as possible. You’ll be using less power and energy for the time that the product is on, saving your dosh and reducing your energy output.

Not only will you see significant health benefits, eating less meat can significantly impact on reducing your carbon footprint.

Can you improve your recycling-ability? You can recycle so many things now, from batteries to paper, cars and clothing. Before you toss it in the bin, consider where this can be used for a better purpose.

We have become very much a disposable society and this is having a detrimental effect on our planet. Before you go out and buy something new, explore options to repair and renew. The internet is a great source of information and knowledge. It may be cheaper to replace however this is not sustainable for our planet.

Our cleaning products contain harmful and dangerous chemicals that aren’t environmentally friendly and harm our planet. In fact, repeated exposure to cleaning products can affect your health as well as the environment. Green cleaning products use more natural and organic methods and are less harmful. Many supermarkets have great ranges. Make a plan to try out some new ore eco-friendly cleaning products next time you shop.

Supporting local businesses in your area really helps to contribute to the prosperity of your community. There are a wealth of professional and reliable business owners offering quality products and services. From food to clothes, the closer to home that you shop, the less carbon footprint is created with their transportation.

We regularly use a range of products for our personal hygiene. It’s really important to understand the ingredients and processes which have been used in their production. Being aware of whether these have been tested on animals, contain harsh chemicals or microbeads will help to ensure you are purchasing products that are good for your skin and the environment.

Producing your own food is not only extremely rewarding but also produces tasty vegetables and saves you money. Short on space? Window sill boxes and pots can be just as effective as vegetable patches.

Our planet survives on a stable eco-system. Planting trees and flowers provide a great habitat for wildlife and insects as well as improve air quality. 

Take every opportunity to walk, cycle or use public transport where possible. Driving Is not very eco-friendly unless you have opted for an electric car. Sometimes though, we have no choice but there are still things you can do – keep the speed down, ensure tyres are properly inflated, your car is well maintained and the engine is running smoothly.

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Stoke Fruit Farm

Our family run farm shop is based on the main road onto Hayling Island. Our farm grows potatoes, sweetcorn, pumpkins and squashes for the farm shop.

02392 463475

www.stokefruitfarm.co.uk

Petal & Bird Bespoke Paper Flowers

Creating hand made paper flowers, lovingly made petal by petal. Petal & Bird paper flowers can be made to your specifications to match your colours, themes and styles including paper bouquets, wedding flowers and bridal bouquet recreations.

07878 110668

www.petalandbird.co.uk

Northney Farm

One Ayrshire cow produces 6,000 litres of milk per year. The cows are milked twice a day. They are milked in a computerised parlour. The milk is transported to the Medina depot at Swanmore for pasteurising and bottling before being distributed to shops and supermarkets. We also process some of the milk to make ice cream and semi-skimmed milk...

02392 467 607

www.northney.farm

Sovereign Flooring

Our business purpose is to manufacture non-woven materials from recycled and regenerated fibres and to prove our environmental credibility, through building brands in our chosen markets. Product initiatives and innovations to help us achieve this include: removing PU foam from underlay and other similar non-woven domestic/commercial products where it is regularly used...

02392 466 636

www.sovereignflooring.co.uk

Hopkins Recycling

Accepted - aluminium, baths, batteries, bedding, quilts, pillows and sleeping bags, car batteries, cardboard, carpets, Christmas trees (real), electrical equipment and appliances, foil, fridges / freezers, furniture, garden waste, glass bottles and jars, light bulbs, mattress, mobile phones, printer cartridges, scrap metal, textiles, wallpaper, wood.

02392 637 194

www.hants.gov.uk

Terracycle

TerraCycle is Eliminating the Idea of Waste® by recycling the "non-recyclable." Whether it's coffee capsules from your home, pens from a school, or plastic gloves from a manufacturing facility, TerraCycle can collect and recycle almost any form of waste. We partner with individual collectors such as yourself, as well as major consumer product companies...

0800 0470 984

www.terracycle.com

Eco Drift Waterless Car Wash

Eco Drift is a Portsmouth based company, offering the Ultimate car wash and valeting services, tailor made to the requirements of our clients. We are delivering a high quality service, provided by professional and dedicated team, using only 100% biodegradable, petroleum free, waterless car cleaning products, which ensure spotless cars with minimum water waste...

02392 287 112

www.ecodriftcarwash.co.uk