Sustainable spending and sustainable (money) saving – you might think that it must be impossible to achieve both. Acting in a more environmentally-friendly way will come at a cost, right?
Actually, it can help both your purse and the planet.
With trends and fashion always coming back around, unloved items can be cherished again. It’s never been easier or more accessible to buy and sell old pieces online, with a number of apps available, so it's a great time to have a clear-out. Whether it’s clothes, a bike, jewellery or furniture, the second-hand market in the UK is now worth over £2 billion You might be surprised how much you could get!
You might be familiar with ‘Veganuary’ or ‘Meat-free Mondays’. Eating more fruit and vegetables not only improves our health but can also improve finances and futureproof the next generation.
Replacing your throw-away items with sustainable and reusable products can be a great way of cutting down your waste and spending. As examples:
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