Introducing the “five R’s to a better Mother Earth”…
In celebration of Earth Day, we will be introducing an “R step” today through Friday… Shining light on the ways we impact Earth, and how just a few small steps can minimize these effects and help you take a better stance in protecting her.
Today is all about — Refuse!
Fact: It takes at least 1000 years for a plastic bag to degrade.
Tip: Refuse plastic bags and use a reusable tote!
We have opportunities — daily — to Refuse plastic, as well as unnecessary paper items. Think before you take any plastic items, like a plastic straw (an item that is non-recyclable) or that flyer you will never read. Plastic bags aren’t accepted in city recycling bins, as they’re notorious for getting caught in the sorting machinery. Save those bags you can’t help but turn away, and look for places that accept them like your local Whole Foods market.
Refusing leads to less manufacturing and a greener Earth!
Read more about Earth Day and plastic bags here.
+ Check back each day this week to learn more about the Five R’s, and the benefits of going green!
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Photo by Maisy Weiss.