Ways to reduce, reuse, recycle and recover at home.
Encourage your family and friends to reduce, reuse, recycle, and recover around the house. We've got some easy tips to help you create a better world and home.
In the kitchen
- Before running your dishwasher, fill it up to consume less energy. Don’t forget to turn off the heat drying option!
- Use eco-friendly plates, pots and pans.
- Stock your fridge since a full fridge consumes less energy than an empty one.
- Shop in bulk to reduce packaging.
- Reuse containers, aluminum foil and packaging.
- Save energy by switching to compact fluorescent bulbs.
- Recycle and replace your old plasma TV with an energy-efficient LED model.
- Make sure your living room windows are sealed, especially during the winter.
- Rather than a toxin-free mattress, choose an organic wool or cotton-filled mattress.
- Reuse your old bedroom furniture by restoring it, or shop at thrift and antique stores.
- Buy cotton or bamboo bedding.
- Sleep with clean air by installing filters, purifiers or fans.
- Recycle old E-waste such as computers, CDs, DVDs, video game counsels, and other electronics wasting away in your room.
- Save energy by filling your washer and dryer.
- Revamp old clothes to fit your current style.
- Wash clothes in cold water or turn down your water heater.
- Use eco-friendly detergents.
- Show off your green thumb by planting flowers, trees and shrubs.
- Grow a vegetable garden.
- Get rid of toxic pesticide and fertilizers by using more eco-friendly alternatives.
- Switch to a newer push lawn mower that uses less energy.
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