A Trash-y Lesson
Being pro-environment is not a new phenomenon. But sometimes we just aren’t as proactive as we want to be.
The whole environmental paridime goes: “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” People are quick to use the right colored bin for recycling or reusing grocery bags, but actually changing the way we use products seems a bit too inconvenient.
So I challenge you (with this video using myself as a perfect bad-girl example) to look at your waste consumption and see how you can make improvements.
I hope this inspires you to look into your own life and see where you can make changes. To get you off to a good start, I’ve brainstormed some other sustainable solutions. Here are my picks for great ways to improve your responsible consumption:
Reusable Produce Bags: If you’re like me, loading up on fresh produce at the grocery store pangs you with a bit of guilt for all those plastic bags used to transport from the store shelf to your refrigerator. These reusable produce bags are a great way to forgo that extra plastic. But they’re still see through so you know what your buying. I find they also double as sprout bags!
Recycling Bags for the kitchen or a picnic: I think these are adorable. You can use them instead of a recycling bin and they’re easy to bring outside before garbage night. Reusable, easy to clean, and a good size. With two, you can distinguish between paper/plastic or however your state organizes recyclables.
Solar Powered String Lights: String lights for outdoor summer parties are a party-starter. But sometimes finding an outlet is a pain. And electricity costs over the summer are an even bigger pain. Solar power lights cut down energy consumption and are extremely festive. We use them all summer for pool parties.
Happy Reducing. Happy Reusing. Happy Recycling.