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Save your pennies, save the planet.

Do not leave electrical appliances on standby

Leaving TVs, laptops, printers, routers, games consoles, etc. on standby costs the average UK household £50 – £100 a year. Some of the electricity needed to keep devices on standby comes from fossil fuel power stations that contribute to global warming.

Here are some simple things you can do:

  1. turn off devices at the plug when you leave the house or go to bed - reward yourself and your family for goodenergy saving habits,

  2. buy a standby saver that turns devices on and off at fixed times - they cost £5-10 and pay for themselves within a few months,

  3. unplug your mobile phone charger when fully charged – about 95% of the power is wasted when you leave it plugged in.

Tell your friends about it and look out for Greening Tetbury Tip of the Month every month!

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