Reduce your trash. a great way to make
every day Earth DAY
Choose bigger sizes - they offer more
products with less packaging. One of the best ways
to do this is to buy in bulk from one of those
warehouse stores. You'll often find items that have
less packaging and therefore have less trash when
you are done using them. It can also save you money!
Use re-usable bags. Keeping re-usable bags
in your car so they are there when you need them can
help you to replace the plastic and paper bags you
get whenever you go to a store. Shoppers use over 40
million bags a year. Even better than using a
re-usable bag is to not take a bag at all. Why get a
bag for a bottle of water and a yogurt? You can
carry it and feel good knowing you did your part!
Reuse plastic sandwich bags by washing
them and drying them on a plastic bag dryer. This
reduces not only the amount of trash you produce,
but also the amount of money you spend on them.
Another option is to use glass containers to store
food instead of plastic bags.
Borrow. Sometimes the best way to reduce
your trash is to borrow or rent something that you
are not going to need for very long. If you decide
you need to use something only once or twice, ask
around. Your friends are usually happy to help, and
if not many stores will rent items for short term
use, which can also save you money.
Give items away. When you are done with
items, give them to charity or to friends.. Books,
sporting goods, toys, clothing and furniture are
always needed by non-profit groups. They will
appreciate it. You'll not only help the earth, but
the people on it as well.
If you have jars or bottles available try
to reuse them. Some schools and other organizations
can use household trash for projects.
Use reusable dinnerware. Reducing the
amount of paper and plastic tableware you use can
greatly reduce the amount of trash you have in a
week. Even better buy reusable dishes that are made
from recycled glass.
Have a garage sale. One man's trash is
another man's treasure. You would be amazed what
people are looking for, though we don't suggest you
put out the previously mentioned used paper plates.
That would just be tacky!
Use a Composter to reduce the amount of
biodegradable trash, the compost you make can help
your lawn and garden look great!
Return clothes hangers to the cleaners so
they can reuse them and you don't have a too much of
wire hangers around your house!
Quit smoking. The amount of trash that is
produced from smoking is a quick way to reduce the
trash you produce.
When packing a lunch, use reusable mugs,
containers and bags.
Print on both sides of paper.
Recycle. Find out what can be recycled in
your area. Be sure to remember to find places to
recycle printer cartridges, cell phones, as well as
the usual suspects (newspapers, plastics, and cans).
information by: Recycling Revolution
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