Friday, May 1

3 R Friday

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

Reduce: Reduce packaging waste by buying in bulk and buying refills: Things like: Soap, shampoo, pasta, beans, honey, etc.

Taking reusable containers with you when you shop at a natural food store is an easy way to reduce waste and save $.

Buying large sized items such as liquid soap and refilling your smaller containers is another easy way to save resources & $. (Can you say Costco size container of Method!)

Reuse: Reuse bread bags
Take your bread bag back to your local bakery and they will kindly put a new loaf of bread in your old bag. We are lucky to have a very yummy one in our area called Great Harvest.

If you have a dog you can also use the bread bags as little pooper scoopers; just remember not to use it for bread again ;-)

Recycle: Recycle your CFL lights at Home Depot
CFL lights contain a small amount of mercury and need to be disposed of properly. I wrote a post a while back about this: Discarding CFLs

Bonus: The Nifty Thrifty Homemaker did a post a while back that encompasses all 3Rs:Paper Back Swap Check it out and start swapping your books.

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

Have a Great Green Weekend.

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