Friday, May 8

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 waste you generate by using reusable instead of disposable

  • Reusable coffee mugs
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Reusable produce bags
  • Reusable lunch bag and containers
  • Reusable napkins

    Just substituting these few items can make a HUGE difference in the amount of waste generated!

Reuse: Reuse potting containers

When you purchase plants from nurseries save the containers the plants came in and return them to the nurseries. Most will gladly reuse them.
You can also take back the cardboard flats that most places give you to carry all your plants in, especially if they have the nurseries name on them.
Even better , take your own carrying boxes with you when you go to a nursery so you don’t have to use “new” ones.

Recycle: Recycle your gift cards via mail at Earthworks!

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

Have a Great Green Weekend!


Lorraine said...

Great Friday tips! We've been doing well on our cloth napkin, reusable bag, and reusable bottle habits. Just recently, we've started keeping our gardening containers and planing a 'secret' garden for the kids, using all of those leftover containers. But I didn't know we could take them back to the nursery. When the project is over, that's what I'll do! Thanks for the tip!

Over Coffee - the green edition said...

Your welcome Lorraine! I am glad you found them helpful. I just added some more reusable napkins to our collection via our local thrift store. They don’t match but the kids actually like that! Good Luck with your secret garden!