Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It's a catchy reminder to take care of the Earth.
Here are some easy ways you can live this motto every day:
Switch to Cloth. Save money and the environment by ditching paper towels, napkins and disposable diapers and switching to cloth.
Save Electricity. Save energy and reduce your power bill by turning off lights & electronics you aren't using and unplugging chargers when items are charged.
Reuse Foil, Plastic & Paper. Reuse plastic storage bags that only contained dry goods instead of using fresh bags every time. Rinse off aluminum foil to use again and save untorn wrapping paper and gift bags for future gifts.
Upcycle. Reuse and repurpose items - prevent wasting potentially useful materials by making use of existing ones.
Recycle. Know your community's recycling rules and recycling center locations. Sort trash accordingly and make sure to wash plastic and glass containers before tossing them into recycling bins to help your community's recycling program run more smoothly.
Donate. One Mom's trash is another Mom's treasure! Donate items that someone else could use to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, freecycle, a local shelter or any other place that takes donations.
Reply to this post and let us know if you do any of these things. Share any other ideas that you have to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle.
I only use cloth I reuse my foil if it isn't dirty,,I also donate to good will and salvation army I consign my no longer wanted good clothes and make money to buy something else and it's fun,,,,I also reuse plastic baggies,,I wash them with hot soapy water and hang them over a glass so they dry inside and out,,,I bought a lot of kitchen towels at the goodwill some were like new so I use them for the kitchen some were good enough for cleaning,,I make my own window cleaner and save newspapers to use when I clean my windows they do an awesome job,,,,I have also saved some lager juice bottles and I fill them with water to use for watering my plants...I also have energy efficient bulbs in all my lamps!..I do not use night lights as I find it a waist of energy nor do I use plug in fresheners......after i have eaten oranges and use lemons I boil them when I feel the need to make the house smell good,,,I also put some that might go bad before I can get to them out for the birds and squirrels,,,anything that doesn't need to be plugged in stays unplugged until ready for use!
I use cloth instead of paper, I recycle anything I can, I donate everything or post it on Freecycle. I try to use glass containers instead of plastic baggies. We use stainless steel water bottles instead of buying plastic water bottles. I open blinds to brighten a room instead of using the light. Open windows on nice days.
Yeah no. I will stick with my paper towels and paper napkins. Lol I have enough laundry to do as it is with 3 girls. Plus, I think using cloth wastes more water and electricity. In order to keep your cloth rags clean and bacteria free, you'd have to wash and get new clothes everytime you used one. Cloth rags in the kitchen creep me out. Yuck.
We recycle and I turn off all the lights, etc. when leaving the room. We do need to use cloth instead of all the napkins though.