How I replaced my smartphone for ‘free’ by selling old ones and stacking discounts

The most environmentally-friendly option might be to live off-grid with no phone and no contact with the outside world, but tempting as that is, I wouldn’t be without my smartphone. I normally like to keep things for as long as possible, but recently technology has been forcing me to upgrade more often than I’d like. So what’s the most sustainable way to do this? Buy second-hand, which of course is also cheaper – sometimes by a lot.

Extra 10% off ‘past best-before’ groceries code – save money and help fight food waste - EXPIRED

If you're looking to stock the cupboards with non-perishable foods (think tins and jars), did you know you don't have to hunt for yellow stickers in the supermarket? You can go online to Approved Food and get ‘past best-before’ groceries delivered to your door in bulk...

Remember: ‘Best-before’ is not the same as ‘use-by’ – more on the difference below – so with this deal you'll stop perfectly edible food going to waste, and hopefully save money as well.

Travel toiletries rip-off revealed: The ‘minis’ with a MAJOR price tag

It's no secret the prices at airports are sky-high, but are you being ripped off before you even get there when buying toiletries to take with you on holiday?

Save money and waste less making your own ice lollies

Children of the 80s will remember the highlight of summer was when the make-your-own ice lollies mould came out of storage. But they were bulky, hard to clean, and took ages to freeze, so - wanting to avoid plastic packaging - I've taken a look at more modern examples.

Festival eco-MoneySaving – How I saved on my ticket by picking up other people's discarded cups

We’ve all seen reports of how bad for the environment festivals can be, and tickets to the biggest UK events don't come cheap. Luckily, there are some dead easy ways you can help the environment and reduce waste while cutting the cost of your festival ticket in the process...

How to bag FREE £5 at Body Shop, £17.50 lipstick, and other skincare rewards for recycling

Most of us want to do our bit to help the planet, yet beauty products often come in packaging that isn't easily recycled. You might not know, however, that a few big brands will reward you with FREEBIES for returning your empty containers...

Reusing and recycling nail polish – don’t waste money you’ve already spent

Nail polish isn’t the nicest stuff for the planet, and even though you can now get acetone-free polishes with an environmentally friendly vegan formula, chances are you’ve still got some old bottles hanging around. Did you know you’re not supposed to throw them away, and you can’t recycle the glass without cleaning out the bottles first?

How I saved £16 on a pair of black jeans by dyeing a white pair at home

You find a pair of jeans, they're in your size and they're cheap... just one problem – the colour’s all wrong. I had this recently with a pair of white jeans (I wanted black) in my size, reduced from £26 to £5 in the Dorothy Perkins sale. What was I to do?

Get paid to recycle, eg, £1.50 per printer cartridge

We're all for environmental MoneySaving at MSE, so we've listed a few ways of the best ways to get rewarded for your recycling efforts...

Pay £1, get up to 50p off most Costa, Pret & Starbucks drinks EVERY time

Many of us regularly reach for a cup of coffee or tea to give us a caffeine boost, but if you’re out and about the cost of this can quickly mount up.