At an Eco Open Day on Saturday I picked up some great freebies. Several were for reducing food waste; a rice cup and a spaghetti measurer (both made of plastic so not really sure how green they are!). There were also some energy efficient light bulbs and a free fabric bag. But the best thing I got for free was a Save A Flush, very similar to the more familiar Hippo, which is placed inside the toilet cistern to reduce the amount of water used to flush the toilet.
I've been meaning to get one of these for the house for months so was really pleased to find one for free. Despite the heavy rain in the North West this week it's still important to save water and not waste this precious resource. Reducing the amount of water our toilets use is a really easy way to do this, it doesn't affect day to day living but still helps the environment. Even if you buy one of these products it only costs a pound or two, so there's really no excuse not to. If you don't fancy buying a product for this a brick works just as well apparently, and then you're not using up plastic (which mine is made from again) and it's even better for the planet.