London, United Kingdom, May 21, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- As the hosepipe ban takes hold across the UK, the Environment Secretary Caroline Spellman has suggested that future homes should be designed to allow people to re-use “grey water” from baths and showers to flush the toilet or water the garden.
Now, for some of us, this might seem like a bit of a stretch but, for others, this is just scratching the surface of the things we can do to be greener at home.
Tetra Pak and Do The Green Thing recently asked Brits to share the things that they do to go the extra mile and live a greener life, with some interesting and sometimes unusual results.
For those looking for some inspiration this summer, here are some of the top ideas they thought worth sharing:
1. Cooking fish in tin foil using the heat from a car engine
2. Using the water you’ve cooked with – e.g. pasta - to water your plants
3. Brewing your own beer
4. Reusing the milk you cook with to make a cup of tea
5. Using household items like beer, egg, vinegar rather than shampoo
6. Dressing in the dark to save electricity
7. Showering with a friend
8. Cleaning your house with vinegar
9. Using free colourful newspapers and magazines as wrapping paper
10. Upcycle rubbish and unwanted items into presents
For more information on Tetra Pak visit www.tetrapakrecycling.co.uk and for more information on Do The Green Thing visit www.dothegreenthing.com