Friday, April 17

3R Friday

Welcome to 3R Friday
A weekly series of simple tips geared toward helping you darken your shade of green. Easily.

Reduce: Reduce the amount of garbage:

  • Recycle
  • Compost
  • Buy in bulk
  • Buy fresh
  • Consider packaging when you purchase an item (less is best)
  • Buy reusable items instead of disposable items
  • If you have to buy disposable, pick items that are compostable or recyclable

Reuse: Reuse yogurt containers
Instead of recycling that yogurt container wash it out and reuse it

  • Watering can: poke holes in the lid and use it for watering
  • Paint holder; pour small amounts from the large container into this smaller easier to handle container
  • Storage container: for toys, coins, cars, crayons, markers, etc...
  • Save them for left-overs; next time you have family or friends over for dinner send them home with a yogurt container full of left-overs
Recycle: Send your “garbage” to Terracycle.

Terracycle will keep your "garbage" out of the landfill by turning it into usable products such as bird feeders, handbags, pots, pens, backpacks, the list goes on and on.

Sign up with Terracycle to send them:

  • Drink pouches
  • Cookie wrappers
  • Chip bags
  • Breakfast Bar Wrappers
  • Yogurt containers
  • Corks

Thank you to my friend Cheri ( ) for my new (and very cute) 3R Friday button. Now I just need to figure out how to make the animation work....

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