Live a greener life
Visit our greener living pages for tips and advice on what you can do today
Save the environment
Thereís more to living an eco friendly lifestyle than simply reducing your energy and water bills. There are a lot of things you can do around your home and garden to reduce your impact on the environment and live a healthier, greener lifestyle.
Look out for well managed timber such as FSC-certified timber, paper and other wood based products carrying the FSC logo. 98% of the timber and wood based products we sell are from certified or known and legal sources.
The demand for all types of food, all year round, increases the amount of energy (and CO2 emissions) needed to grow and transport what we eat. By eating seasonally you can help reduce unnecessary transportation of food. Seasonal food also tends to be fresher, taste better and is often sourced locally, supporting local economy.
A great way to save money and help the environment is to grow your own fruit and vegetables. Have a dig around at our gardening site, www.homebase.co.uk/getintogardening, to find out how to get started. The site is packed with everything you need to make gardening easy and enjoyable, including how to videos, gardening calendars, top tips and much more.
Did you know that most kitchen and garden waste can be turned into compost? Have a look at our range of compost bins and start recycling your rubbish now.
Re-use any plastic carrier bags you have rather than throwing them away. Alternatively use shopping bags made from natural fibres or a Bag For Life.
In the UK we produce vast amounts of waste, most of which will end up in landfill sites. By recycling you not only help reduce this problem but also save on the carbon cost of producing new raw materials. Lots of household waste can be recycled, look out for the recycle logo on products for further information.
In addition to your usual day to day household waste, you can also recycle things such as clothes, furniture, appliances, batteries, mobile phones, printer cartridges and more.
We provide a range of facilities in store to make it easy for you to recycle your waste. Take a look at our recycling page to find out more.