Published on October 22nd, 2007 | by Stephanie Evans1
Cut Your Garbage Output
You may have a hybrid car and all the latest energy-efficient appliances, but if you’re still throwing away a great deal of garbage every day, you may not be living the green life you’ve envisioned. Here are some ideas for reducing your contribution to the waste stream:
- If you don’t tote along reusable bags for your grocery shopping, reuse your plastic bags as trash-can liners. Or ask for paper and recycle the bags!
- Recycle old clothing by cutting it up for dishrags and dustcloths—this can also cut down on paper towel use.
- Reuse bread bags and other plastic food bags—they’re great for taking a sandwich to work.
- Buy less processed food—it’s better for your body and reduces packaging waste.