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Doing your bit

Switching to ibuyeco isn’t the only thing you can do to reduce those nasty carbon emissions:

On the road
  • Make sure your tyres are at the correct pressure and you could save fuel and approximately 10kg of CO2 every 800 Kilometres.
  • Maintain performance and fuel consumption of your car by ensuring it is regularly serviced.
  • Save 1kg of CO2 in one day by walking or cycling 3.2 kilometres to work.
  • Save over a tonne of CO2 per year and reduce your fuel costs by car sharing with a colleague who lives in your area.
  • Fuel consumption increases significantly over about 90 km/h. At 110 km/h your car uses up to 25 per cent more fuel than it would cruising at 90 km/h. If your car is fitted with cruise control, using it during highway driving will help to maintain a steadier speed, which will save fuel.
  • Air conditioners can use about 10 per cent extra fuel when operating. However, at speeds of over 80 km/h, use of airconditioning is better for fuel consumption than an open window as this creates aerodynamic drag. If it is hotter inside your car than outside when you start a trip, drive with the windows down for a few minutes to help cool the car before starting the airconditioning.
In the house
  • Switch to energy efficient light bulbs – in just 4 days you can save 1kg of CO2 and reduce your home energy bill.
  • Fix a dripping tap – it will save a massive 90 litres of water per year.
  • Re-use or refuse plastic bags. Every year Australians get through around 5 billion plastic check-out bags.
  • Up to 60% of household waste can be recycled – find out about the schemes running in your area.

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