Make RECYCLED PRODUCTS part of your Lifestyle!
Bottled Water – An easy way to fill up our Landfills!
Americans consume more than three million bottles of water each hour. 96% of water bottles sold in 2007 were in single-size containers, which have a lower recycling rate than nearly any other form of plastic packaging. By eliminating 1 bottle of water per day, people will save $500 per year and help reduce the amount of plastic that ends up in landfills and waterways. Americans currently spend $15 billion a year on bottled water. The amount of oil required to make those plastic bottles is the same required to run 100,000 cars for a year! Water filters and reusable water bottles eliminate the need to purchase bottled water.
Go to Market in Style with Canvas Bags
In an average year, U.S. households use about One Billion plastic bags. 99% of these bags are never recycled! Stash some canvas bags in your car. It would be convenient and Eco-Friendly to take your own Canvas Bag into any store where you plan on buying items that would normally be bagged.
The Facts: If every American household purchased one package of 100% recycled napkins, we would save 1 million trees! Buy Recycled Paper Products!
Another way to reduce your waste output is to invest in some reusable items and to find new uses for objects that would otherwise be destined for the trash – Use your imagination! Also adding organic food scraps (such as banana peels, eggshells and coffee grounds) to a composting bin results in an economic, nutrient-rich topping for garden beds. Buying dry foods in bulk and then transferring them to reusable containers greatly cut down on wasteful packaging. Investing in a set of rechargeable batteries will save you money and help the environment by reducing the amount of “one time use” items filling up our landfills.