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B&Q

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Cyrus Wong

on 1 February 2013

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B&Q - Environment Environmetal REUSE AND RECYCLE - 5 Tips to save money and the planet BioRegional, Green Lighting expert Lighting accounts for a big chunk of the average UK household’s electricity bill
By only using energy saving lights in your house, you can cut your energy wastage and save yourself about £37 a year on your electricity bill
Energy saving bulbs last up to 10 times longer than traditional ones which means you’ll end up saving money on bulbs; you’ll spend less Environmetal What B&Q have achieved so far:
•B&Q have cut absolute carbon emissions by 29% compared to 2006 baselin.
•B&Q only buy timber that can be demonstrated to be responsibly sourced.
•Since 2006, B&Q have cut CO2 emissions from waste to landfill by 80% compared to 2006 baseline.
•B&Q won the Observer Ethical Business Award 2010.
•B&Q have been recognised as one of the UK's 20 Best Green Companies in 2011 by the Sunday Times.
•11,700 of B&Q's colleagues have completed a One Planet e-learning module. B&Q's Commitments
•20% reduction in CO2 by end of 2012 financial year
•90% reduction in CO2 by end of 2023 financial year
•90% reduction (by weight) of waste to landfill by end of 2012 financial year
•10% reduction in volume of water used (m3) by end of 2012 financial year against a 2007/8 baseline Divide and conquer
Everything in its place
Repurpose and reuse
Choose recycled
DIY Compost If you do one thing this year to save money at home,
and reduce your carbon footprint, switch to energy
saving light bulbs – they’re great value, they work
and they’ll cut your electricity bills straight away.

Energy saving bulbs produce the same amount of
light as traditional ones and they do it using about 80%
less electricity. In fact, if everyone in the UK replaced just one of their old bulbs with an energy saving one , the amount of carbon saved would be the same as taking 70,000 cars off the UK’s roads What B&Q doing? •B&Q's carbon commitment
B&Q's waste commitment
B&Q's water commitment
B&Q's timber commitment •Bioregional The charity is among the UK's leading environmental entrepreneurs, developing pioneering sustainable communities, products, services and production systems and setting them up as successful role models. BioRegional's award winning solutions for sustainability are designed to help people to enjoy a high standard of life, while living within their fair share of the Earth's resources and leaving space for wildlife and wilderness.
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