Recycling and composting your way to savings

8 July 2009 — 10:04 AM

There are many household items that can be saved from landfill

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's policies include the removal and ethical disposal of cadmium and lead - which can be harmful to the planet.

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