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Landfill Nightmares- Plastic Bottles; Water bottles, soda bottles, tea bottles—no matter what’s in them, it’s safe to say most don’t end up at recycling plants. Americans used an average of 167 water bottles each last year, 38 of which were recycled. A better idea is tap water, which scientists say is just as safe to drink. http://www.takepart.com/photos/wasteful-packaging/plastic-bottles
Landfill Nightmares- Shipping Materials: Waste from shipping materials can easily pile up, with all the cardboard boxes, tape, and padding. Stay away from peanut Styrofoam and stick to recyclable insulators like old newspapers, or try biodegradable packing peanuts. TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box accepts used packaging materials and recycles them. http://www.takepart.com/photos/wasteful-packaging/shipping-materials
7 ways to avoid food waste from http://www.goingzerowaste.com
This is a guide about reusing plastic coffee cans. Ground coffee can now be found in reusable plastic containers with a tight fitting lid and handle. They are perfect for storage and crafts.
$3.54 for the 100% recycled bathroom tissue from seventhgeneration.com. This recycled toilet paper is a great way to be more eco-friendly.
Plastic pouch packaging intended to help with portion control is not recyclable. To reduce packaging waste, buy family-size items and divvy them up in reusable containers. (Photo: Flickr)
‘Recycling only works when there’s someone on the other side of the equation.’
3 Shocking Facts You Need To Know Before Reusing Plastic Bottles
Remember – there is no such thing as “away.” When you throw something “disposable” away, it just ends up somewhere else. Think about how was...