WASTE not, want not, is how the old saying goes.
We generate 41.1million tons of commercial and industrial rubbish in the UK that heads straight to landfill, a recent government report has revealed.
Getty – Contributor Do your bit for the planet while saving yourself some cash with our top tips
So doing your bit to help take care of the environment has never been more important.
Here are some ways to care for the planet and save you money.
Sustainable denim: Making just one pair of jeans uses up to 2,900 gallons of water. Until now, sustainable denim has cost a pretty penny, with a pair of G-Star jeans setting you back £130. But Primark has just launched its own line. The jeans cost £13 and are available in indigo, black and light blue. Jean-ius.
Recycle electronics: UK households are hoarding 125million old mobile phones. That is four per household, according to new electronic device trade-in firm Gazelle. The company has phone recycling machines at shopping centres nationwide. Put your phone into the machine and it will scan for damage — and gives you an instant price. A fully working iPhone 6S would get me £68 — and it is paid instantly into a bank account. See gazelle.com for more details.
Switch to tap water: Not only is it kinder to the environment, it can save you money. With the average family spending £1,558 a year on bottled water, why not invest in a water flask for £2 from Asda? Restaurants and cafes will be happy to fill it up when you are on the move.
Saving: £1,556 a year.
Box clever: The average shopper uses 13,000 plastic bags in their life. With the 10p charge, that is £1,300 wasted. Instead, use a cardboard box. Ask staff if they have any spare and they will usually bring you one.Saving: 10p per bag.
Dior’s Capture Totale DreamSkin Advanced is £93.07 from Boots
Expert First Signs of Ageing Daily Complexion Perfecting Cream from Asda is just £8
SWAP your skincare regime with nspa Expert First Signs of Ageing Daily Complexion Perfecting Cream from Asda at a fraction of the cost of Dior’s Capture Totale DreamSkin Advanced, from Boots.
Deal of the day
No7 Indulgent Collection gift set from Boots is a perfect gift for your mum, especially at the slashed price
TREAT your mum this Sunday with a No7 Indulgent Collection gift set from Boots for £26. Was £57.
These delicious Weetabix Breakfast Muffins are available at Tesco for £1.50
TRY new Weetabix Muffins in three tasty varieties: Apricot and oat; apple and raisin; and blueberry. Available at Tesco for £1.50 for a pack of four. RRP £1.80.
My Sun Savers fiver
KEITH JAMES from Tonyrefail, Rhondda Cynon Taff, says: “I’m saving my Savers fivers to help pay towards petrol, for my Sun Hols from £9.50 in Newquay, Cornwall.”
Share your Savers fiver stories at sunsavers.co.uk/fivers and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Please include your name and town.
Reader’s saving tip
JEAN LLOYD from Failsworth, Gtr Manchester, says: “To get rid of pet hairs on soft furniture and carpets without using expensive products, simply rub over with rubber washing up gloves – the hairs will come off very easily.”
Share your tips at sunsavers.co.uk/tips and you will get 28 codes worth £5 if your tip is used. Include your name and town.
Grab two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort worth more than £100 with Sun Superdays
SUN Superdays is back – so grab your two FREE tickets to Alton Towers Resort worth more than £100!
This year, unleash the “Power of the Towers” and share even more fun and thrills as the resort launches amazing new attractions.
� Mikael Buck Ride the Wicker Man, a thrilling Alton Towers rollercoaster, for FREE
You can enjoy the UK’s latest wooden rollercoaster experience on Wicker Man and feel G-forces greater than a space shuttle on Nemesis.
Brave Oblivion’s iconic vertical drop, ride The Smiler’s 14 loops or satisfy your need for speed on Rita – but hold on tight.
To get your tickets, download the Sun Savers app or sign up at sunsavers.co.uk. Then go to the “Superdays – Alton Towers” page in the “Offers” section and click “Start Collecting”.
Next, collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in the paper until Tuesday, April 9. Today’s code is on Page 28.
Lastly, enter your NINE Sun Savers codes on the app or website to unlock booking.
Exclusively with Sun Savers, you can pick the date you go so no one has to miss out. You will also get the very best dates.
You can still collect TEN printed tokens and book using the booking form found in yesterday’s paper and online. But only when booking with Sun Savers can you pick your date. Today’s token is on the left.
Dare you add a visit to the new Alton Towers Dungeon?
Here, you can journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. This does cost extra but book your free tickets with Sun Savers and you can get a Dungeon ticket for just £5 on the day, instead of £7.50.
Simply take your Sun Savers e-ticket to the Resort Box Office.
Subject to availability. Multiple Code Collect. Sun Savers £2.00 booking fee applies. T&Cs apply – visit thesun.co.uk/superdays.
See it first, see it free
SEE family comedy adventure Missing Link first – we are giving away 5,000 tickets to a preview screening for Hugh Jackman’s new movie.
He stars as dashing adventurer Sir Lionel Frost, who sees himself as the world’s foremost investigator of myths and monsters.
Here’s how to see family comedy adventure Missing Link first with a FREE ticket
The trouble is, no one else agrees. He sees a chance to prove himself by going in search of a living remnant of Man’s primitive ancestry. The Missing Link.
Zach Galifianakis is Mr. Link, the slightly silly, surprisingly smart and soulful beast who Sir Lionel discovers. He’s lonely and he believes that Sir Lionel is the one man alive who can help him. Together they set out on a daring quest around the world in search of the fabled valley of Shangri-La.
You can choose from 20 preview screenings all over the UK, including London, Glasgow, Birmingham, Cardiff and more, on Saturday, March 30 at 10:30am.
To claim up to four free tickets, download the Sun Savers app or head to sunsavers.co.uk. Go to the “Offers” section and click “Start Collecting” on the “Sun Savers Screening” page. Next, collect FIVE consecutive Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in the paper between today and Wednesday, March 27. Today’s code is on Page 20. Enter your FIVE codes on Sun Savers then go back to the “Sun Savers Screening” page as soon as possible and click “Redeem”.
Once you’ve clicked redeem you’ll be taken to a booking website where you can claim your free tickets.
But don’t wait around — tickets are strictly first come, first served.
Booking closes midnight on Thursday, March 28.
If you miss out on a preview screening ticket, you can still head to the cinema on Friday, April 5 to catch the release.
Terms & Conditions: 18+ UK residents only (excludes Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Code collect 23/03/19 – 27/03/19. Promotion closes at 23:59 28/03/19. 5,000 tickets to be claimed. Subject to availability. T&Cs apply.
Play now to win £15,000 on the Sun Savers Raffle
JOIN thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle.
Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle. And for every ten tickets you collect in a calendar month, you get a GOLDEN TICKET for our £80k Raffle, which takes place every three months, with the first one at the end of June.
Join thousands of readers taking part in the new Sun Savers Raffle
There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect. So the more you enter, the better your chances.
To take part go to sunsavers.co.uk or open the Sun Savers app. Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.
Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.
Not yet a Sun Savers member? Just go to sunsavers.co.uk or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.
Fancy a free fiver?
YOU can get FREE cash with super Sun Savers just for buying your favourite paper.
Our brilliant new rewards club will pay back our most loyal readers.
Just pick up the paper each day to collect your Sun Savers codes and we will GIVE YOU £5 when you have collected 28.
This isn’t a one-off and there is no limit to how much cash you can save.
For every 28 codes you enter, we will give you a fiver. So over the course of a year, that could add up to £65.
We are keeping it super-simple. You don’t have to enter codes from consecutive days, so don’t worry if you forget a day or two.
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Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone. Or go online and enter your code at sunsavers.co.uk.
To get you on your way, join today and we will put a bonus £1 in your Sun Savers wallet tomorrow. And the good news doesn’t stop with free cash.
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