5 SIMPLE ways YOU can make a difference
SAVING THE PLANET CAN SEEM LIKE A DAUNTING TASK, BUT THERE ARE SO MANY EASY WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE. CHECK OUT THESE SUPER SIMPLE WAYS THAT YOU CAN MAKE A CHANGE TODAY.
SAVE YOUR SCRAPS:
IN THE USA, 30-40% OF THE FOOD SUPPLY IS WASTED, EQUALING MORE THAN 20 POUNDS OF FOOD PER PERSON PER MONTH. YOU CAN DRAMATICALLY REDUCE THAT NUMBER BY BEING MINDFUL WHEN FILLING YOUR PLATE AND UTILIZING THE LEFTOVERS. MOST WASTE CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO A COMPOST, EVEN BETTER SOME VEGETABLE SCRAPS CAN PLANTED AND WILL REGROW!
UPCYCLE YOUR TRASH:
THE AVERAGE PERSON GENERATES 4.3 POUNDS OF WASTE PER DAY. SOME OF THE “JUNK” WE TOSS COULD SKIP THE LANDFILL AND SERVE A GREAT PURPOSE. EMPTY BOTTLES AND JARS CAN BECOME GREAT DECORATIONS. TORN TOWELS MAKE FOR FANTASTIC RAGS AND MOP COVERS. THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ONLY LIMITED BY YOUR IMAGINATION. PINTEREST IS A GREAT RESOURCE FOR EASY AND FUN PROJECTS THAT RE-PURPOSE THINGS YOU MIGHT BE TEMPTED TO PITCH. CHECK OUT OUR BOARD FOR INSPIRATION!
KICK THE PLASTIC HABIT:
AN ESTIMATED 14 BILLION POUNDS OF TRASH, MUCH OF IT PLASTIC, IS DUMPED IN THE WORLD'S OCEANS EVERY YEAR. AS SHOCKING AS THAT NUMBER MAY SEEM, STOP AND THINK ABOUT ALL OF THE PLASTIC YOU USE ON A DAILY BASIS. BOTTLED WATER, GROCERY SACKS AND SANDWICH BAGGIES ACCOUNT FOR A LARGE PORTION OF THE PLASTIC THAT ENDS UP IN OUR OCEAN. MAKE THE SWITCH! THERE ARE GREAT AFFORDABLE REUSABLE OPTION THAT REPLACE PLASTIC WASTE. CONSIDER PICKING UP A FEW CLOTH GROCERY SACKS, OR MAKE YOUR OWN!