East Riding of Yorkshire Council is offering residents the use of an eco-pack that includes an electricity monitor, a pouch for kitchen fats and a water saving device.
The packs, on loan from local libraries including Beverley Library, are an extension of a scheme launched last year, which proved so popular.
Councillor Symon Fraser, portfolio holder for environment and planning, said:
“The monitors can be taken out on loan, just like a book or compact disk. It is hand-held and very simple to use.
“Seeing how much electricity is being used can be a real shock. It is amazing how quickly we can then find ways to save energy and, as a result, money.
“It is a good time to be loaning the packs before the cold weather is upon us.”
Energy saving suggestions include the use of low-energy lightbulbs, switching off lights if a room is not being used and not leaving appliances on stand-by.
Residents can keep the fat absorbing pouch and water device after the monitor is returned to the library.
The pouch locks waste oils and fats into its honeycomb structure and can be composted. Use of the pouch reduces the risk of blocked pipes and sewers when fats and oil are poured down sinks, which can result in flooding.
When looking to save water around the home, one of the best places to start is the bathroom. Using the free flush-saving pack in the toilet cistern saves a litre of water every time it is flushed.
The packs also include a free home energy check by the Energy Saving Trust. Complete the form or call the Trust on 0800 512012.
For more information, contact John Kelly, community and sustainable development officer, on (01482) 391716 or email@example.com
Library Supervisor David Glover with one of the packs being loaned out at Beverley Library
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