Reduce the juice

How to
reduce the juice

  • Report any leaks you discover
  • Take shorter showers
  • Turn off the taps when brushing your teeth
  • Fill the kettle with only the amount that you need
  • Don’t leave electronic devises on standby or charge your phone overnight
  • Turn off your computer screen when not in use
  • Change the energy savings setting on your laptop or computer to reduce the time for turning off the display and sleep mode
  • Use a draft excluder for your door
  • When replacing any electrical appliances make sure that they are as energy efficient as possible Cooking?
  • Put a lid on pans to retain the heat
  • Fill the kettle with only the amount that you need (it saves energy too!)
  • Cook for friends and flatmates to reduce the juice!
  • These symbols found on packaging help identify what is recyclable
  • This item is widely recycled, put it in the recycling bin.

    This item is recycled in 20% - 70% of places… check your recycling system.

    This item is not currently recycled, put it in the general waste bin.

  • Check out your hall profile page for more information on the recycling system in your hall.

WHY REDUCE THE JUICE?

More water available in water stressed areas of the UK, including the majority of the South East of England.

Less energy used (so less carbon emitted) if less hot water is used, and less water is pumped round buildings

Less waste water and less water pollution

More clean water available for streams, rivers and lakes, allowing wildlife to thrive.

The bigger picture…

Average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water

95% of our water use is hidden in what we eat

45 litres of water to make one slice of bread

168 litres to grow the coffee used to make one cup of coffee

90 litres for one pint of beer

1kg of beef requires over 15,000 litres

2,700 litres to make the average cotton shirt

Making personal energy savings will contribute to the low carbon world we are building

Saving energy reduces greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the effects of climate change

Reducing the effects of climate change will reduce damage from increased extreme weather events around the world

Greenhouse gas emissions have personal health effects, reducing their presence in the atmosphere will make you healthier

Energy production creates big scars on our landscape, reducing this will make the world a more beautiful place for everyone to enjoy

The bigger picture…

The average UK household uses 75kWh of electricity per day, the same as leaving a TV on for 113 days

The UK is ranked 11th in the world’s energy usage

Around 81% of our energy comes from fossil fuels, and fossil fuels could run out by 2088

Fossil fuels release greenhouse gases when used to produce energy, contributing to global warming, responsible for melting ice caps and sea level rises

Recycling reduces the waste sent to landfill or incineration

More resources are conserved, as recycled materials can be used in manufacturing

Recycling products general saves water and energy

Less areas polluted as less waste is sent to landfill or incinerated

Recycling aluminium cans save 95% of the energy used during its original production

The bigger picture…

The average UK household uses 75kWh of electricity per day, the same as leaving a TV on for 113 days

The UK is ranked 11th in the world’s energy usage

Around 81% of our energy comes from fossil fuels, and fossil fuels could run out by 2088

Fossil fuels release greenhouse gases when used to produce energy, contributing to global warming, responsible for melting ice caps and sea level rises