Recycling and composting your way to savings
8 July 2009 — 10:04 AM
Consumers looking to act in a more environmentally-responsible manner and make cash savings in the process may wish to heed the advice of one expert.
A spokesman for Which? recently wrote in a piece for the Manchester Evening News that people should seek out local recycling schemes and consider composting as a means to cut grocery bills.
Martyn Hocking, editor of the group's financial publication, said bins for starting your own heap can cost around £25 and come with multiple benefits.
"Home composting reduces the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and the amount of methane that is produced. It will also give you a free supply of nutrient-rich compost for your garden," he explained.
Other tips offered included replacing an old boiler with a new condensing model, investing in draught proofing and loft insulation, as well as fitting energy-saving light bulbs.
Those recycling mobile phones may be interested to know that envirofone.com's policies include the removal and ethical disposal of cadmium and lead - which can be harmful to the planet.
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