Rules to live by

 

Use cloth shopping bags.  Every year, billions of plastic bags are thrown away.  By using reusable cloth bags, we can reduce the amount of wasted plastic in our landfills.  Usually you can find cloth bags for sale in grocery stores, often for a dollar or two.  If you can’t find them there, try ReusableBags.com 


Reduce your consumption of plastic bottles -- including soda and bottled water.  The trend of drinking bottled water has skyrocketed consumption of plastic bottles over the past 5-10 years.  Manufacturing and transporting these bottles consumes a lot of energy, and although many cities have recycling facilities, still, around 80% of plastic bottles end up in landfills.  Only 20% are recycled in the US, and it’s even lower worldwide.  You can read more about it here.