The Real Cost of Going Green

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-20T22:39:48Z

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Outdoor Composter

Turn your biodegradable scraps, trash, mail and shredded newspapers (sparingly) into compost you can eventually use as fertilizer for a garden. Good compost will prevent the evaporation of water when used around your plants.

$100: SoilSaver compost bin made from recycled plastic, holds 11.5 cubic feet of composting materials --
$129: Spin Bin composter -- tumbling action keeps contents well mixed so compost is created faster. Holds up to 60 gallons --

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