We have all received gifts we don’t actually want, right? Then where does that gift end up? Do you donate it? Give it away? Does it end up in the landfill? What if you rethought your gift-giving this holiday and not only found a way to hit the gift-giving nail on the head, but also was better for the environment? Win-win! Check out these tips to guide you in your giving.
This Thanksgiving, what are you going to do to try and cut your food waste? We haven’t quite planned yet (a little behind the ball), but I think we’ll try to incorporate as many of these elements as we can into the our planning and preparation!
In 2013 Americans discarded almost 167 million tons of waste. Food comprised 21% of this followed by plastics (18%) and paper (15%). That's AFTER recycling and composting recovery. So clearly, there is a lot of work to be done here!
*photo credit: brookelark.com
I hated line-dryed clothes when I was younger. My mom used to line dry my jeans and when I went to put them on they could stand up by themselves. They were so stiff. And the towels...ugh, don't even get me started with how scratchy and abrasive drying in the sun had made them. Like a dry louftah exfoliation after your shower.