P256 CEEFAX 256 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/17   1/6                ELECTRICITY CHARGES RISE From April 1 electricity charges will go up by 5.8 per cent says the Central Electricity Generating Board. The rise will come into force along with increases in water and general rates. Although less than inflation, the rise has been criticised by the Consumers' Association because world energy costs are falling.  More Shopping Leisure GreenTips Headlines
P256 CEEFAX 256 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/11   2/6                THE ETHICAL CONSUMER The Ethical Consumer is a new bi-monthly"lbgazine described as the UK's alternative Which? Examining consumer products, its aim is to give information about the com0anies behind the products and rate their performance on issues like the environment and animal experiments. The magazine is published by ECRA Publishing Limited and costs £9 per year. For more details telephone: 061 226 6683 (during office hours).  More Shopping Leisure GreenTips Headlines
P256 CEEFAX 256 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/20   3/6    —p            THINK GLOBALLY - ACT LOCALLY Friends of the Earth has these tips for individuals who are concerned about the environment: Use recycled paper and avoid over- packaged plastics and bags. Make good use of local bottle banks. Switch off unnecessary lighting. Buy the most energy-efficient electrical goods. Insulate your home and draught-proof around all windows and doors. Choose cruelty-free toiletries. Seek out fresh, organic produce.  More Shopping Leisure GreenTips Headlines
P256 CEEFAX 256 Sat 1 Apr 00:00/00   4/6                A NATION OF $JA DRINKERS? The National Food Survey has dispelled the notion that the British love tea. The survey based on 1988 consumption levels, revealed that since 0880 we have drunk 20 per cent less tea. It also showed that the British diet is much healthier with a switch to low-fat products, fresh fruit, and chicken. Average weekly spending per person on food eaten at home is £10.77 - 55 0fnce more than in 1987. More Shopping Leisure Green$jps Headlines
P256 CEEFAX 256 Sat 1 Apr 00:11/04   6/6                AIRPORT DELAYS As summer approaches more delays than usual are expected at —jrports because of increased security checks on electrical equipment. Airlines are expected to seek a total ban on this type of luggage, and air passengers are warned that any suspect piece of equipment will be confiscated immediately. Cameras with electronic flashes maybe opened so passengers are advised to take films out before entering security  More Shopping Leisure GreenTips Headlines
P256 CEEFAX 256 Sat 1 Apr 00:01/00   5/6    —p            PETROL ON CREDIT Motorists should do more to safeguard against fraud at petrol stations when paying by credit card. This is not a new problem, but drivers can be caught out by inadvertently signing doubled-up slips. The Consumer Credit Trade Association advises customers to keep all receipts and check them against statements, ask for the carbons to be torn up in front of you, and if you suspect fraud report it at once to the credit card company. More Shopping Leisure Green hps Headlines