Tips for Reducing your Carbon Footprint 1 Part I of 3 in the Tips for Reducing your Carbon Footprint Series
Plastic Water Bottles • Plastic water bottles are not good for the earth and may contain chemicals. • To combat this you can invest in a good ole’ reusable water bottle made from stainless steel or #5 polypropylene plastic.
Reusable Water Bottles • Fill up your reusable water bottle at home using the tap. • If you or your parents are not comfortable with drinking from the tap, think about installing a filter on the faucet.
Product Packaging • Before you decide to buy something, think about how much packaging will have to be thrown away. • Buy things that you know can be recycled.
Recycled Packaging • Buy things made of materials that have already been recycled. • Talk to your family about buying products in bulk, which uses less packaging.
Reusing Materials • Reusing things is a great way to decrease the amount of trash you throw away. • Keep a cloth towel by the sick if ever you need to clean up a spill. • By doing this you will decrease your use of paper towels; therefore using less.
Save & Reuse • Save plastic bags you get when shopping and use them again. • Save old ratty clothing and use them as cleaning rags.
Reusable Containers • If you make your lunch from home, store it in reusable containers. • Websites like the Container Store sell tons of reusable containers in all shapes and sizes.
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