The cardboard "flats" used in egg packaging are made of recycled
newspaper, they are recyclable and biodegrade quickly while polystyrene (styrofoam) takes lifetimes to biodegrade and it produces harmful chemical buyproducts when it does.
Reducing household waste by making eco-friendly purchases,
sorting out recyclables and simply being more aware of the
trash we produce drasticly reduces landfill glut and it
also limits the amount of natural resources we expend.
Disposable food wrapping and storage devices are unnecessary and very polluting as well as being taxing on natural resources. It is much more economical and environmentally kind to use washable plastic containers. If you do use these products, wash and r
Many of the products that we buy in the supermarket are packaged in jars and plastic containers than can be reused in many different ways. This reduces waste and saves us from having to buy containers.
If each of us used one less shopping bag a week, we could save
hundreds of millions of bags every year. Paper bags are made of virgin paper and plastic bags are not degradable. Using a
reusable bag is earth-friendly.
An average sized family goes through 3 rolls of paper towels per
week, that adds up to an enormous amount of waste. Using a rag or
a sponge saves many trees worth of paper over the course of a
Germs are passed easily from one person to another on the rim of
a cup or an eating utensil. The best way to ensure that all germs and bacteria are killed before the next use is to clean them in hot soapy water.