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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

March 15th, 2009

Thought I would try to inspire a little “green” in everyone today on this very dreary, rainy Richmond day.

I have gotten very into the 3 R’s over the past several months. I’m speaking of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle of course.

And apparently it has not gone unnoticed. Mr. vB gave me this handy pocket guide for Valentine’s day..

green-living-for-dummiesGreen Living for Dummies- Pocket Edition

I have also been very conscious of taking my reusable cloth bags into the grocery store so I can help limit the number of plastic and paper bags that I bring home.  I just leave the bags in my car so they are there when I need them.  It’s quite easy!  In case you aren’t on this bandwagon yet, here are some cute reusable bags that might just inspire you to start!

collapsable-bag I found these online at Garnet Hill (garnethill.com).  These are great bags because they are super light weight, collapsible and you can fit a TON of groceries into them.  And they don’t have to be used just for groceries.  You could use it for a picnic, a trip to the beach, oh the possibilities are endless!

They appear to be abit pricey at this site, but I found multiple other vendors online by just googling Collapsible Grocery Basket.

I even found the one I use at TJMAXX for just $10 buckaroos!  Now that’s a steal.

This is another cute reusable bag I found in my latest issue of Rachel Ray Everyday.  It is from www.funktionhome.com.

How cute are all these patterns?  They even say Reduce, Reuse, Recylce on them!

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Feeling green yet??

Thought I would leave you with a quote from my handy little pocket guide.

Small Steps, consistently taken, will make a difference.

Go For It!

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  1. March 15th, 2009 at 13:22 | #1

    Love the ideas. Can you research this question: can you recycle the tops to beer bottles. They are tin right? and what about plastic tops to soda bottles? Inquiring minds want to know.

  2. CeeCee
    March 15th, 2009 at 16:30 | #2

    Another great reusable bag can be found at envirosax.com. They can be purchased in a Pouch of 5 or individually. Each one is small enough to carry in your purse or keep in the glove compartment of your car. Check out the newest design – Candy.

    Another green tip. White vinegar can be used in place of fabric softener with the wash. I have used it with all kinds of laundry and everything comes out fluffy and static free. My machine has a dispenser for fabric softener and I place it there (Also no vinegar smell, just a fresh fragance) Try it with one load and you will be hooked.

  3. March 17th, 2009 at 14:57 | #3

    @CeeCee
    How much white vinegar should you use?

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