With Earth Day on the horizon many of us are thinking more about recycling efforts. And P&G is encouraging families to think about how their Everyday Effects are making an impact on our planet. However, for some families traditional recycling is not feasible (high fees for curbside pick up or challenges in taking items to a recycling center). But recycling isn’t the only way to keep items from heading to a landfill.
If you have been a Mission to Save reader for a little while, you know that my family loves to think outside the recycle bin by challenging ourselves to repurpose items. Whether it is using Pringles cans as boot shapers, reusing office paper for printing coupons, keeping bags tidy with a wipes box, or coming up with yet another use for a jar– these creative repurposing ideas not only keep the items out of the dump, but they save you money too! For instance, you have a craft room that is in need of organizing. Instead of heading to your local home store and spending money on containers, you can use jars and wipes boxes to store your what-nots.
We used to (ok we still do) give my FIL a hard time about his extreme re-use philosophy. He finds new uses for everything- even the bag from inside the cereal box. And why not!? We have to put aside our pride and realize that empty bread bag would be perfect (and free) to bring your sandwich to work. The empty shredded cheese bag has a great zip closure, so store the bar cheese in it. Getting the picture? It’s all about stretching our mind to think of new uses for these items. Not only will it be helping to “save the Earth” but save us money too!
Many people think their everyday actions are ordinary, and that the things they do every day can’t make a difference to help the environment. P&G believes the most effective changes don’t necessarily start with grand acts and can start much closer to home, by changing the way we think about things like waste.
Seemingly ordinary actions – like washing your laundry in lower temperatures, doing the dishes with concentrated products or changing a diaper that uses thinner materials – can be a surprising help to the world we share… allowing us all to reduce waste.
This is a sponsored post for P&G via SheSpeaks. However, the opinions and ideas are truthfully, all mine. Disclosure Policy