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Celebrate Earth Day Every Day: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We recognize the importance of reducing, reusing, and recycling. That’s why our bottles are made of 100% post-consumer recycled plastic and our cardboard packaging is Sustainable Forestry Initiative Certified.

Here are some tips on how to reduce, reuse, and recycle in your own home:

  1. Ditch your plastic tupperware for glass or ceramic tupperware. You can warm up leftovers directly in a glass or ceramic container and avoid harmful BPA’s and other cancer-causing chemicals found in plastic tupperware containers. We’re huge fans of LifeFactory’s food storage containers. They’re microwaveable, freezable, and dishwasher safe.
  2. Take reusable bags to the grocery store or ask for paper bags at check-out to reduce the demand for plastic grocery bags. Bonus:  Reusable bags are often bigger and hold more groceries than plastic bags. When bringing your groceries home, this could save you a trip or two to the car.  You can buy reusable bags just about anywhere these days, but we’re pretty in love with these fun patterns by BAGGU.
  3. We know plastic sandwich bags can be convenient for packing your kiddo’s lunch, but if you would like to reduce your impact, switch to a reusable snack bag. Here’s our fav: ChicoBag reusable sandwich bags.  They even have reusable produce bags for your grocery store trips.
  4. Stop buying bottled water!  Get a water filter for your tap at home and enjoy purified water using a reusable, dishwasher-safe water bottle. You’ll save money and reduce your impact. We couldn’t live without our Hydro Flask water bottles. And did we mention they have tumblers, growlers, and more? All of your reusable beverage container needs in one place!
  5. Reuse your glass containers. Ever buy candles in glass containers? What about sauces? We love reusing our glass containers for everyday storage needs. Whether it’s storing cotton balls, planting succulents, or storing spices, check out our Earth Day Pinterest board to see what you can reuse your glass containers for.
  6. Many of us already recycle our plastic containers, aluminum cans, etc. But what about trickier, more harmful products? For instance, did you know that you can actually recycle paint? If you’re anything like us, you’ve DIYed and painted a room or two in your house and have leftover paint just sitting in a garage or closet somewhere. Instead of disposing it and having those chemicals seep back into the environment in a landfill somewhere, recycle it! Some homestores will take back leftover paint and some cities even have ReBlend programs where you can drop off your leftover paint and they will blend it with other paints, process it and create new paint. Check with your local city office, or simply google Paint Recycling near me. Have old electronics? You can always donate old, working electronics to Goodwill, but if you have something that won’t work, often, office stores or tech stores will take your busted electronics and recycle them for you.

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