In celebration of Earth Day, here are some super-easy ways to be a little kinder to our planet by reducing waste.
Get the bigger package
Sure those single serving items are convenient when you’re on the go, but there’s a great deal of unnecessary packaging that is wasted. Instead of little bags of snacks, get the large package and put a serving in a container you’ll reuse. Refill a bottle or thermos with your favorite drink, and you’ll save the small bottles from having to be recycled.
It’s the embodiment of one man’s trash being another’s treasure. The Freecycle Network and Craiglist’s free section are two popular ways to connect with local people and give new life to items that would have otherwise been trashed.
It doesn’t take much more effort to put it in a recycling bin than it does the garbage bin, but if you save you recyclables you’ll see how quickly it adds up. Did you know that unlike paper, glass can be recycled virtually an infinite number of times? Don’t forget about recycling that glass!
These are only a few small changes that can make a big difference over time. Check back here for more simple tips and ideas for greener living!