Top Tips for Greener Homes in Surrey

Posted on January 24, 2020 by W.H. Cox
Top Tips for Greener Homes in Surrey

Now that we’re heading towards the end of January 2020, it’s shaping up to be the year people become serious about going green. Although it will take larger corporations to get on board with firm commitments, we can all play our part today. There has been a surge in people who want their local areas to become more environmentally active.

With this in mind, we’ve made a short guide on how to have a greener household in Surrey.

How Can I Make My House Greener?

Turn off appliances – Leaving your electricals on standby needlessly uses up energy. Turn them off and you could see vast improvements to your bills and carbon emissions.

Switch to renewable energy – Changing your energy supplier to one that’s 100% renewable is an excellent green energy tip for any home. Switching is simple as well; plus, all the electricity you use is effectively carbon neutral.

Don’t waste food – Over seven million tonnes of food waste happens in the UK every year. This isn’t just a colossal waste of food and money; it adds to the creation of Co2 originating from landfills.

Recycle more – You can recycle almost everything; from batteries, paper, glass and even cars. Before you throw it away, take a minute to find out if you could recycle it instead.

Reduce plasticUsing less plastic isn’t as difficult as you might think. Take your own reusable bag to the supermarket, don’t use single-plastic bags for fruit and veg, and avoid bottled water.

Home insulationInsulating your home is one of the best eco-friendly tips for your home that we can suggest. You’ll reduce carbon emissions and save money.

Buy local – From clothes to food, the closer to home these products are made and bought, the less carbon occurs from their transportation. You’ll also be supporting your local economy.

Grow vegetablesGrowing your own veg isn’t just a good way to save money, it’s also a great way to cut down your carbon footprint and be eco-friendly. Windowsill boxes work for herbs and small veg, as well as a larger container for bigger vegetables or an old tyre with soil for potatoes.

Are There Environmentally Aware Removals Companies in Surrey?

We can’t speak for other removals companies, but at WH Cox & Son we’re always looking at ways to improve our environmental impact. We reuse all our removal boxes and packing materials if they’re usable. And for anything that is no longer of a suitable standard of use, we’ll either repurpose it or recycle. We do our best to make sure very little goes into the waste bin.

The WH Cox & Son team is big on recycling everything possible, and we make regular stops at the various points in Surrey. It’s possible to help customers do this for unwanted storage or removals items; we’ll try and accommodate it. The local charity and upcycling collectives are always looking for donations.

For us, the most crucial thing any company can do to improve their impact on the environment is efficiency. This is the primary way every business can reduce things like carbon emissions, even more so in our industry. To do this, we assess and plan every removal’s job to find the shortest distance possible. Additionally, we’ll arrange a moving time to avoid traffic.

WH Cox & Son – Part of the Go Green Solution in Surrey –

As individuals, it might seem like making some changes won’t do much in the grand scheme of things. But as a collective body, we have enough power to have a positive impact on our local and national environmental status. And we owe it to future generations to do everything possible to help battle climate change.

WH Cox & Son is always on the look for better working practises making every relocation and storage job more efficient. Every removals and storage service entail stringent efficiency measures to enact our continually improving greener workplace measures. Customer service and affordability are also paramount factors when we create every individual removal and storage quote.

If you’d like more advice on how you can go green and help improve Surrey’s environmental impact, contact us today. We’ll provide information on our range of services as well as passing on any relevant carbon footprint information.