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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ideas on how to reuse everyday products


Every day use product eco-friendly alternative. Why recycle when you can reuse. This week I will give you my eco friends some great ideas on how you can reuse some every day products. Recycling is a great eco-friendly practice but it’s better to use less plastic because millions of plastic each year ends up in the landfilled. True fact: Canadians produce more garbage than anyone else, the conference board calling Canada an “environmental laggard”. I did some further research to back up this information and let you all be aware of how wasteful we are. According to Statistics Canada, we Canadians produce about 21 million tons of trash annually, about 690 kilograms per person. I hope you are as shock as I was because the number is very high. Canadians buy so many disposable products when it comes to reuse we are the worst. This brings me to giving you my eco-friends some tips on how you can reuse some everyday products. Many items found around the house can be used in different purposes.
I have learned a great trick from my grandparents on folding the grocery plastic bag into a triangle shape. I do not how to explain it so please take a look at the picture. Its time consuming but you can do it as you are watching TV. It’s an easy way of carrying it to the grocery and it does not take up any space. Also, glass jars are a great item to reuse for storing food. So ones the jam jar is empty just clean it and keep it to use for any purpose. Old clothes can be reused as rags or donated. Packaging such as foil can and egg cartons can be donated to schools where they can use in art and craft projects. Being eco-friendly is not just about recycling it’s about making an impact on our everyday life and making eco choices. The was just some ideas on how you can reuse some everyday products. I am sure you got the idea.




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