One of the problems with bulky items like beds and mattresses is that they are difficult to recycle. They also usually contain lots of toxic materials - probably far more than we realise. So items like mattresses for example are often abandoned (as in the picture), at the side of the road, usually ending up in landfill. Where they become a risk to human health and the … [Read more...] about Subscribing to a circular mattress?
Most rented properties include ‘white goods’. Washing machines, ovens, fridges, tumble dryers. They are an essential part of living today. But they can also be a hassle. Appliances break down. Tenants get annoyed. There are arguments about who is responsible and about getting replacements. Wouldn’t it be nice if that was all outsourced? White goods as a service? We have … [Read more...] about A better way to deal with white goods and appliances in rented properties?
Last week I wrote about the circular economy, how it can help our planet and how landlords can help. One of the ideas put forward on the circular economy site is a different way to provide services. Rather than buy a thing. use it and throw it away - why not buy the service itself and allow the providers of the service to provide the 'things'? What do I mean by … [Read more...] about Light as a service in rented properties
Note - this post on the Moneysavingexpert forum has been drawn to my attention. There may or may not be a problem with this product but I add it here so you are aware of it. An OxypodTM is a nifty little award-winning device which can save energy and maintenance costs on your central heating. Add it to your system and it will, because of its shape, remove dissolved air from … [Read more...] about How to improve your plumbing and save on heating bills with an Oxypod (TM)
If we are to fight climate change we will need to move from petrol drive cars to electric cars. However, there is a problem - charging the car. A battery will only last so long before it needs to be charged up again. Although there are a growing number of charging points at service stations and some other locations, it is often still hard to find a place to charge … [Read more...] about Electric Car Charging Points