• Don’t take a bath; take a shower instead
A bath, as relaxing as it may be, uses up about 5 times the amount of water that a shower does. In addition to that, use lukewarm water rather than hot water so that you don’t consume a lot of power.
• Stop using black trash bags
We are all so used to black trash bags that we use them without a second thought. Black trash bags are made of a material that is impossible to biodegrade. The next time you buy trash bags buy white instead of black.
• Use the top oven rack
This is another one we never think about but using the top oven rack is actually more efficient when it comes to conserving power and cooking faster. The bottom is closer to the heat source but heat rises so you will cook faster if you use the top rack while at the same time contributing to energy savings.
• Turn off the tap as you brush your teeth
We never think about it; we turn on the tap to wet our toothbrushes and then let it run for the entire period we are brushing. This is wasteful when you think about all the energy required to supply the water. Turn it on, wet your toothbrush and then turn it off until you need to rinse.
These are just a few ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint in kitchens and bathrooms in Nottingham.