Friday, April 3

3R Friday

Welcome to 3R Friday
A weekly series of simple tips geared toward helping you darken your shade of green. Easily.
Reduce: Reduce your disposable napkin usage
  • Switch to cloth napkins
  • When you eat out limit the # of napkins you use. Better yet, bring your own cloth napkins with you.
  • Use towels or rags to clean up spills instead of paper towels
  • Don’t use paper towels to clean with. Use biodegradable wipes, twist clothes, or pieces of cloth (old t-shirts work great!)
  • If you need paper towels or disposable napkins, buy ones made from recycled paper

Reuse: Reuse shampoo bottles

I have a shampoo and conditioner bottle with a pump that I purchased pre-green obsession days. I actually love these bottles and won’t get rid of them. Instead, I am going to wash them out, take them to my local natural food store, and refill them with the bulk shampoo and conditioner they sell there.

Recycle: Consider other uses before recycling

Toilet paper rolls, egg cartons, and yogurt containers are some of the top items used for craft projects in places like daycares, schools, and children’s museums.

Schools and daycares can always use pictures for some kind of project so check with them before you recycle magazines, cards, calendars, sales ads, etc.

You can also plant seeds in yogurt containers, egg cartons, and other plastic food containers. My hubby planted seeds in this container that once held organic apples purchased from Costco.

Hope you found these tips helpful. Feel free to share any tips you may have.

Have a Great Green Weekend.


Misty said...

I love the idea of 3R friday, and these are all great tips. Thanks for taking the time to do this!

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Thank you Misty! It is nice to know that others appreciate this kind of post.

marina villatoro said...

Wow, I don't know if I'd wear that, however, the idea is great.
Gave you a shout out on my blog, happy Saturday:)
The Travel Expert(a) and an Expat with a Twist

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Thanks for the shout out!