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Striking the balance between DFW and conscience

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Debt-Free Wannabe
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  • Sea78Sea78 Forumite
    6.2K posts
    Debt-free and Proud!
    IN fact, here's the number:

    0800 316 4454

    to see if there are any water butt offers in your area.

    Sea xx
    CCCS DMP:Feb 07
    Total:£[strike]37,016.47[/strike]£0 DEBT FREE FEB 14 :j
  • Miss_Penny_Pincher_2Miss_Penny_Pincher_2 Forumite
    660 posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Thanks for that Ali-OK - I will check those out. Just a pain that me and Mr Pincher can't drive

    Just remembered that there is a composter offer available in Greater Manchester. Households are allowed 3 each though so if you know anyone in the area... Basically they have 3 types of composter worth from around £40 to £70 for special prices of £4 to £15 including delivery! I keep meaning to apply but the thought of all the wigglies makes me green:

    Am thinking of ordering the EcoMax one for £6.

    Thanks Sea - I will try that phone number now!
    Make £5 a day challenge - August £125.75 / £155. September 75p / £150.
  • Miss_Penny_Pincher_2Miss_Penny_Pincher_2 Forumite
    660 posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    Unprecedented orders = at least 6 weeks for delivery! Also not taking orders for space saving water butt at the moment. Didn't manage to get through to speak to someone about offers in other areas - guess I will have to wait for working hours.
    Make £5 a day challenge - August £125.75 / £155. September 75p / £150.
  • Miss_Penny_Pincher_2Miss_Penny_Pincher_2 Forumite
    660 posts
    Part of the Furniture Combo Breaker
    The ProEco site looks pretty good - says the wash balls do up to 1000 washes and at £30 work out at only 3p a wash. Doesn't look like there are any refills available though.
    Make £5 a day challenge - August £125.75 / £155. September 75p / £150.
  • IriahmIriahm Forumite
    159 posts
    Hi, as we live in Scotland we are never short of water LOL! and we don't have water metering as its part of the council tax payments, however, we put a water butt in to collect the water off the garage roof - solving the potential damage to the roof and using less water to help our garden. got it from B&Q and was very simple to install.

    also, on the moneysaving environmentally page I saw this product and its brilliant and resusable for any women. its brilliant on the environment and will pay for itself in a few months.

    well done - i firmly believe that every little helps!
    Lightbulb moment: July 2006

    Total debt: £39,678.01 July 2006 :eek: Total Debt: £19k March 2007

    Proud to be DFW Nerd 123 :cool:
  • SuiDreamsSuiDreams Forumite
    2.4K posts
    Part of the Furniture 1,000 Posts
    Has anyone ordered from proeco
  • KevichoKevicho Forumite
    3.2K posts
    Everytime someone gets a cheap easyjet flight they are messing up all this energy saving lark

    Seriously, there's no point, you'll be dead anyway. Also the crazy religious fundamentalists will have blown everyone up.

    So just enjoy yourself, you can't make a difference

    Hope this helps

    You are an annoying little toad!

    One person can make a difference, i think charlie manson had his head screwed on when him and his "family" lived on a ranch.

    Respect the trees!
  • KevichoKevicho Forumite
    3.2K posts
    Anyways on to my real point :)

    I think if you embrace being a DFW truly then you are doing good for the planet.

    1. You are not wasting money on crap produce, which in turn lowers the level of demand, which if a huge percentage of people did, then so much of the material that is going to waste on packaging for instance, would be saved.
    2. You are keeping money away from greedy corporates.
    3. If you cut down on car usage you are creating less polution
    4. If you eat less junk food, you dont produce as much packaging waste, especially if you grow your own food.
    5. If you watch less, or no tv, then you are using less electricity

    There are lots more, they are all little improvements, but they all add up.

    Its about time we all cared for our planet.

    Im off to plant a tree, before we run out of oxygen
    4.3K posts
    rofl kev. you took the words right out of my go plant your tree hunni!!! and dont forget to give it a big hug from me x
    #82 12k in 2018 - £3473.45/£12000 - 28.95%
    Retirement Fund £10850.02/£250000 - 4.34%
    House Fund £2679.13/£50000 - 5.36%
    Travel Fund £199.49/£2500 - 7.98%
  • headchefheadchef Forumite
    178 posts
    I took up the Anglian Water offer in APRIL for a space saving water butt and 'due to an unprecedented demand' it's only arrived today... in the middle of a heat wave. OH has wasted no time in trying to connect it but needs his drill (he's lent it to his 81 year old mum for a few jobs she wanted to do!).

    Well i guess now we also need some rain!;)
    £16,500 in debt.
    New debt free date: 2015 (was 2046!!).
    Thanks MSE for helping me budget and therefore increase payments from £30 per month to £150
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