Monday, October 15, 2007

A few ways to help the environment

Bloggers Unite - Blog Action Day
1. Use cloth diapers! Did you know that every kid in disposables add about 2 tons of diapers to landfills? These diapers will take an estimated 200-500 years to break down. Did you know that it takes 2/3 cup of petroleum to make 1 disposable diaper? These are just a few of the advantages of cloth! An added bonus: laundering at home will save you $2000+ per child over disposables and utilizing a diaper service will still save you hundreds over disposables!
2. Buy a few reusable shopping bags. If you can sew, make your own from an old sheet or pillow case! Over 1 million plastic shopping bags are used each minute! Don't add to the waste!
3. RECYCLE!!! Recycle and reuse whatever you can! One thing I do is print all my receipts double sided. Any old paperwork is used for notes and lists. All other paper items are recycled or used to start my wood furnace. Reuse those cloth diapers on future babies or as cleaning rags, or donate to a needy family.

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