2010 To Bring More Focus On Household Sustainability According To Ratedpeople.com

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The coming New Year will bring more focus on sustainability and home owners will be encouraged to recycle much more according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest matchmaking services for home owners and recommended tradesmen.

There are many ways that home owners can recycle their household waste. Most councils will only accept plastics, tins or paper, but other items such as furniture or clothing can be passed onto charities or advertised on the internet. Other initiatives, such as turning washing machines down to 30 degrees Celsius, can also do wonders for the environment in the long run

The coming New Year will bring more focus on sustainability and home owners will be encouraged to recycle much more according to Ratedpeople.com, the UK's largest matchmaking services for home owners and recommended tradesmen.

With climate change and global warming becoming an increasingly relevant issue in the lives of everyone, and the government pushing for home owners to make their homes as energy efficient as possible following the climate change summit in Copenhagen, the onus will soon be on home owners to ensure that their homes sufficiently match the criteria for sustainable homes.

Ratedpeople.com has highlighted several ways that house holders can increase the efficiency of their property. A couple of eco-friendly ways of maintaining a warm home are to install loft insulation or use heavier curtains, the former being the most effective due to heat rising through a property and escaping through the roof. Heavy curtains reduce drafts by covering up gaps in doors or windows. Water wastage can also be reduced by fixing dripping taps and regularly checking water pipes within a property, whilst pellet stoves are an eco friendly heating alternative to gas boilers.

The government has also recently indicated that they are aiming to increase the rate of materials being recycled from 27 per cent to 40 per cent by 2010, and several councils have begun to offer roadside recycling services. Ratedpeople.com has indicated that it's important to stick to the rules of recycling in your local area to avoid prosecution.

Ottokar Rosenberger, Director of Sales and Marketing at Ratedpeople.com, said: "There are many ways that home owners can recycle their household waste. Most councils will only accept plastics, tins or paper, but other items such as furniture or clothing can be passed onto charities or advertised on the internet. Other initiatives, such as turning washing machines down to 30 degrees Celsius, can also do wonders for the environment in the long run".

Ratedpeople.com helps home improvers find recommended tradesmen quickly and easily. You can choose from 24 different trades and find tradesmen such as local electricians, garden designers or a recommended kitchen fitter.

Every month, Ratedpeople.com manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK's largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. There are more than 55,000 ratings on Ratedpeople.com to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by previous customers who find them through the site. This results in one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the web.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesman in your area, visit Ratedpeople.com.

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