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5 Ways To Cut Your Current Fridge's Energy Use

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Well, that's all well and good, but what can you do, you--an individual, not a government--in your daily life to cut carbon and make the world a little bit safer?

# Try to keep your refrigerator and freezer full; they will use less electricity. Keep bottles filled with tap water on hand to take up the empty spaces; fill any empty spaces in your freezer with scrunched-up paper or bubble wrap to stop warm air circulating when it is opened.

# Defrost food by putting it in the refrigerator the night before you want to use it. This will cool the refrigerator down and reduce its power consumption.

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