Action Tips: Encourage Friends and Family to Recycle Efficiently


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.

Living Room

  • 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.

Laundry 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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Sources: ChowHGTVRelocation