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

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 04.26.13
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! 

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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  • cashinsix By cashinsix

    Turn off water while brushing teeth and washing hair and lathering in shower. Catch buckets of water when it rains for watering plants indoors. Reuse plastic containers and buy as many "naked" products as possible.

  • angiecotes By angiecotes

    We are a very conscious recycling family. All the clothes we don't use anymore we donate and we try to make an efficient use of our resources .

  • mariedmandi By mariedmandi

    We reuse the plastic diaper tubs! We use them to store toys...hair ties...even sugar! It's easy to scoop out of it ;)

  • katieruns By katieruns

    We reuse all our plastic grocery bags for anything from makeshift trash bags for runner's water cups, dirty clothes bags when traveling, and bags to put wet bathing suits and running gear to carry. Once we're done with them, we send them to the recyling can at our local grocery store.

  • amantikos By amantikos

    I do several things, for one I re-purpose as much as I can. When I go through the kids old toys I have subsets where I give things to such as the daycare for baby and toddler toys, the local police department for stuffed animals that we will not be keeping or using (they give it to the abused children when they have to pick them up) or older types of toys like cars, puzzles and games to our local before/after care who will definitely get some use out of them! As far as regular recycling I make sure that nothing can be used for anything else such as the pull tabs from cans for the Ronald McDonald house or someone collecting to help pay for cancer treatments, I think a full jug is equivalent to one round of chemo. I will even recycle my hair for Locks for Love! I enjoy doing this and I am by no means the greenest person but when I can and I am aware, I will do what I can to help others and save the environment. :)

  • Dreamyst1 By Dreamyst1

    turn off the lights when not needed,wash dishes by hand,use cold water in washmachine

  • apphorses By apphorses

    I bury kitchen scraps to enhance the soil. Use old carpet to keep weeds at bay. Plant beneficial plants together to keep pests away. Use a ball of tin foil in the dryer to keep static away, use up to six months. Make bird houses out of half gallon cartons. I have many more but I won't clog it up =)

  • mizzjacque By mizzjacque

    by growing her own vegetables in our garden and turning the lights out from the house if not needed :)

  • kaysmile05 By kaysmile05

    We recycle everything that we can, plastic, cans, paper, etc. We try to use reusable bags every time we go to the store, but if we forget, we take the plastic bags to our daycare and they use them to put the kids clothes in if they need to be changed. Also, we have a compost bin that we put all wasted food in and utilize this for our garden!

  • stef42678 By stef42678

    I'm setting up a recycling bin in my housing complex so people can start recycling things instead of just trashing them and I always bring my own bags to the grocery store to reduce the amount of plastic bags used.

  • susie56 By susie56

    We put out garden lots different veggies, and fruits. Grow gourds to make bird houses & many other things. Catch rain water to water garden & flowers. Use bags from dog, horse, chicken feed for trash we have to take to trash bin. Because the material they are made of we can reuse them over & over, cuts down on trash bags. Also use for storing things in. Use the critters manure on garden, flowers, trees any form for fertilizing. Hang clothes out on clothes line from spring till fall, helps electric bill. I turn trip to store into many different things I need to do so I can save on gas. I keep different types of food containers for crafts or to store things in. We chickens, get lots of eggs, feed them any kind of left over food they can eat, Give the extra eggs to people that we know are on fixed income. All they have to do is save egg cartons for me. We like to use egg cartons& small containers for starting our seed for garden.

  • mikecat1 By mikecat1

    I consider each thing that I need to dispose of, whether it can be put in the recycling bin, donated, or if I have another use for it other than what I bought if for, or my favorite is to save it for a garage sale. From spring till fall I hang almost everything on the clothes line. Not only does it help the environment, saves us greatly on our electric bill, but our clothes, towels & sheets smell wonderful. There's nothing more relaxing than sleeping on line-dried sheets.

  • savingsmania By savingsmania

    We collect rainwater in barrels and use it to water our garden!

  • angelmk By angelmk

    Garden,even in small spaces,herb gardens are very adaptable to windowsills. Recycle plastic bags at stores that accept them (many are doing this now such as wegmans and target) Carry a reusable bag,they are more durable and reduce waste. Recycle everything that your recycling facility will accept. Shop at farm markets. Compost !!

  • NicholeTimLeah By NicholeTimLeah

    We use newspaper in our flower beds under the mulch. We also use milk cartons as watering jugs. Simple reusing that anyone can do!!

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