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Don’t Forget to Reuse Stuff!

Sometimes I get so caught up in recycling that I pay less attention than I should to the other two R’s…Reducing and Reusing. Recycling is great, but ideally we should be using less and reusing more. And while reducing the amount of stuff we use is ideal, it often feels like a punishment. Reusing is […]

Lately, we’ve been noticing how little garbage we have around our house. So much so, that I only have to take my big brown trash bin down to the curb every three weeks (still too much IMHO). I used to fill it up to the top every week, but now it takes 3 weeks! For […]

35% of our municipal waste is paper, almost all of which is recyclable. If you really want to reduce what you’re sending there, get vigilant about recycling your paperboard. You’ll be amazed at how much paperboard you go through…check out what my family collected in 2 weeks. Give it a shot, but remember – these […]

If you really want to make a positive impact on the environment and reduce the amount of garbage you send to the landfill, then this post is for you. Paperboard packaging containers are everywhere…at least everywhere our modern lifestyle takes us. You’ll find them at grocery stores, Target, gas stations, Home Depot, and drug stores. […]

Go Green with Cloth Napkins

One of the first really green things we did was to reduce our dependence on non-essential paper waste. This included paper towels, cups, plates, toilet paper, tissue, and napkins. Paper accounts for the largest amount of solid waste in landfills, and we wanted to reduce that. So, Jen picked up 16 cloth napkins and put […]

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