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.
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My family virtually recycles everything! We recycle from computer parts, clothes, cans & bottles to electronics, scrap metal, and paper. Our family would get together to do fundraisers to donate money for American Red Cross or our local schools who are in need of money.
We are lucky to have municipal recycling for most items so we take advantage of that. I began composting kitchen scraps and lawn debris last year and started an organic garden this spring. We also started using those newer efficient light bulbs and make sure to limit our electricity use when we can.
I recycle at home, drive a hybrid, raise herbs and vegetables, make my own laundry detergent, use cold water to wash clothes, use old jars and tubs for things around the house (jars hold beads for my jewelry making hobby and little odds and ends in the garage), make my own pickles, shop at thrift stores and at auction sites, trade plant clippings instead of buying new plants, stained shirts are made into rags, use reusable shopping bags, went to a vegan diet, post old magazines on craigslist, use swap sites like SwapStyle, etc .
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Being a certified doula, I work with several families at the same time! I encourage each and every one of my clients to cloth diaper their young! I help reduce landfill and at the same time help them keep our planet in shape for those little ones to enjoy!
I refuse to liter a single thing..my friend salways get mad at me because my car always has a lil trash in it. I pick up trash when I see it in the road. I hate it. I don't recycle at the moment but I would really actually love to start will be calling the land lord tom to get that service going for my residence
We do what we can to recycle. We recycle paper, bottles (glass and plastic) and cans. Also using cold water to do the laundry and not running water any more than we have to.
We reused alatic bottle to make an automatic dog feeder for my puppy :)
Oh wow we recycle everything! We fill up our recycle bin every week when our trash is only maybe half full. I love to recycle and think that im helping leave a better place for my children. We save all the coffee cans, creamer bottles, vitamin bottles heck pretty much any bottle we use. I use them for crafts and storage and a ton of other things. I try to reuse as much as possible (which if you think about it there is SO much you can reuse instead of throwing out!). The only thing I sadly dont do is "recycle" food scraps for compost. My kids think its funny because I take all our holey socks or ones that end up missing the partner to dust the house. I walk around the house with socks on my hands to clean! I love our earth and really want my children to be able to enjoy it.
We shred plain paper and newspaper and mix in with our compost pile. We compost all vegetable and fruit scraps along with yard waste. We try not to buy anything in plastic containers. Although plastic can be recycled it doesn't return to nature easily like glass does. Wish soda companies would go back to putting soda in glass bottles, not plastic.
We use old t-shirts for awesome cleaning and dusting rags! Tons cheaper than buying actual dust cloths too!
I recycle everything I can and am always looking for ways to recycle more. I compost my yard waste as well as my fruit and veggie waste. I recycle newspapers, magazines, and make sure that I do not receive junk mail at home so that less paper is wasted on printing and I do not have to feel bad about chucking it in my paper recycling box.
My family uses several different methods of recycling/reusing. We try very hard to get many uses out of items without wasting. Unfortunately, we live in a rural area that does not have a paper/ plastic recycling plant. So, we use alternative methods. One example is we reuse all plastic bags received at the grocery store as mini trash bags that go in the small cans in the bathroom. I also use the same plastic bags to cook my baked potatoes in the microwave. We also recycle all of our scrap metal and aluminum cans.
We recycle and re-use as much as we can at home. We also recycle at work in my department. I frequently pull items out of the garbage to recycle. I dry laundry on the line spring through fall. We try to salvage as much as possible when remodeling our old farmhouse.
I place banana peels by the outdoor plants to prevent the rabbits from eating the stems. I also put cucumber peels along the grass edges that have an ant problem; it rids the ants. At the same time I am performing natural pest control, I am also composting.