Friday, September 13, 2013
Let me be the first to fess-up that I’m still a work in progress here. Most of you can probably relate to my excuse that the pace of life, well, sometimes just gets in the way. Nonetheless, I’m pretty committed to this battle in question, are you? If so, check out and share these 7 tips letting me know if you’re up for the challenge!
Tip #1: If you can, avoid items with excess packaging. Don’t hesitate to write, call or even tweet the manufacturer letting them know their packaging strategy is pretty wasteful. I know people who’ve gone so far as to include the actual package from the product.
Tip #2: Opt for refillable or reusable containers whenever possible. Try and minimize (or avoid) use of containers that bare the sole option of tossing away after use.
Tip #3: Bring your own bags to the mall or supermarket on your next shopping extravaganza. Also, buy in bulk if you have the means and it makes sense for your lifestyle.
Tip #4: Try composting foods & yard waste sitting in the back. Did you know that roughly 50% of household waste is in fact very-compostable? Yep, this is a neat way to both reduce waste and create a nutrient-rich source for lawns, gardens or house-plants.
Tip #5: If something can be reused or repaired, then why toss it? Remember that the contents of your trash bin may indeed be someone else’s treasure. If you have items like fabric scraps, books, sporting goods, toys and clothing, there are dozens of non-profit groups throughout the city ready & willing to receive!
Tip #6: Focus in on one aspect of your household routine (such as maybe food) and start small.
Tip #7: Have fun with this commitment and make it a challenge to everyone in your household and/or circle of friends![contact-form-7 id=”5793″ title=”Contact form”]