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Enter Our Giveaway by Sharing How You Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Enter Our Giveaway by Sharing How You Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

Many people think their everyday actions are ordinary, and that the things they do every day can’t make a difference to help the environment. P&G believes the most effective changes don’t necessarily start with grand acts and can start much closer to home, by changing the way we think about things like waste.

Our members have told us that they:

  • “Reuse egg cartons to start new plants for our garden”
  • “Reuse jars to store odd supplies like, nails, nuts, and bolts”
  • “Use office paper for art, water plants with bathwater, compost, and have a small garden”

How to Enter: 
Comment on this blog post and tell us one small step you could take tomorrow to help Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Or, tell us what your family already does! 

Prizes:
Two lucky winners** will each win a $250 Amazon gift card.

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**Entries open until 11:59 PM ET on Friday, May 10, 2013. Open to U.S. residents over 18 only. The winners will be notified by email on Monday, May 13, 2013.

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  • adarst213 By adarst213
    04.27.13  

    I recycle anything I can, even going through the garbage at work and taking out things that can be recycled. I'm also very diligent about turning off lights when leaving a room.

  • banina9 By banina9
    04.27.13  

    We love to be green! It makes our hearts happy and our planet too. We recently used fallen tree limbs to make our kitchen table. We also only wash our clothes on cold water & buy eco friendly detergents because after all, those chemicals have to go somewhere after they leave our house. All it takes to be eco-friendly is common sense :) We consider the effects of our actions and try to find solutions to contribute less pollution. Plant a tree today! :)

  • eyewonit By eyewonit
    04.27.13  

    Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from the tap to conserve!

  • mbalvin By mbalvin
    04.27.13  

    I have got my hole family recycling! We recycle every we can. Most weeks our recycling can is more full than our trash can!

  • kngmckellar By kngmckellar
    04.27.13  

    A couple of things I do is use cold water to wash clothes to conserve energy. Also we use old clothing to make rags to use to clean. Another thing is you can use comics to wrap presents instead of buying wrapping paper for birthdays.

  • duskndawn By duskndawn
    04.28.13  

    We have trained our toddler to turn out the light whenever she leaves her room, and we use power strips to save energy. She is also a busy little artist, and we were going through so much paper. Now we focus on using paper for extra special drawings she wants to save, and the dry erase board serves for general drawing pleasure.

  • fowler121600 By fowler121600
    04.28.13  

    we try to grow what we can in our garden; we always turn off the lights when not needed; I unplug every appliance thats not in use, recycle everything that can be; use a digital thermostat; 3 min showers; wash clothes in cold water only; use vinegar and water as a cleaner of everything; wash dishes by hand (shorter amount of time and energy); buy in bulk and re-package to smaller sizes

  • Byrdy1999 By Byrdy1999
    04.28.13  

    we already have a compost pile near our organic garden, but I have a portable one in the kitchen as well. I have also found a great use for the K-cups, I use the coffee for my roses and I use the cup to start my garden, perfect drain hole built in. We also recycle and upcycle and shop at thrift stores. We try to save the earth and its resources as much as we can. Also unplug appliances when not in use!

  • ttapia0905 By ttapia0905
    04.28.13  

    We "Reduce" landfill waste by cloth diapering my 3 children. We "Reuse" old shirts and clothing and I make them into cloth wipes for the babies. We also try not to use our dryer after doing laundry, I try to hang and sun dry as much as I can. We recycle plastics and paper, especially old homework that my daughter brings home, I save it for art projects. We also recycle cans and plant flowers in them!

  • Texmel By Texmel
    04.28.13  

    Of course we do the 3 R's; renew, reuse, recycle. And, we are so excited that gardening season is creeping up on us! Last year we built 2 raised beds in our tiny backyard and grew an abundance of tomatoes and squashes. This year we've got our tomato seeds started indoors that will go out in late May, but I found an extremely cool gardening/recycling idea in "Real Simple" mag that we're starting now. Here is it: You take a little seed-starting soil and place it in an empty eggshell (one that broke in 1/2 or 3/4 when you cracked it) then start your seed in it. Then once the seeds are sprouted and you can move them outside, you place the whole thing (eggshell, seed starting soil and sprouted seed) into the ground and press earth around it. The eggshell will compost and add nutrients to the soil. What a fantastic re-use for eggshells!

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