Sunday, 6 July 2014

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #237 Boil Only What You Need

1000 Flowers for the Planet - #237 Boil Only What You Need


This is a small idea with a big impact. Next time you go to boil the kettle to make a cuppa, think about how much water you are putting into it before boiling it. If you are making one cup of tea or coffee, only put enough water in the kettle for one cup. If you are making two cups, put in enough water for only two cups. Get the picture?
Lots of people absent-mindedly fill the kettle to the top each time they boil water for their hot beverage. This means the kettle takes much longer to boil the water, using a lot of electricity, which could otherwise be saved. Whether you boil an electric kettle or have a kettle on a gas stove, by only boiling the amount of water you require you will save energy which puts more money in your pocket with reduced energy bills. The planet will thank you for reducing your energy requirements, reducing the amount of finite resources being used and reducing carbon emissions. If we count the number of times per day we boil water for beverages, then multiply that by the number of people having cuppas every day, and multiply that again by the number of days in the year, this small act could make one of the biggest impacts of all.

1 comment:

Susan Rowland said...

Besides the fact that part of what makes a cuppa tea perfect is freshly boiled water. Reboiled water doesn't have the same taste apparently.