Top 10 Tips for A Less Wasteful 2009

Reusablebags shares its list of 10 tips to waste less.  Of course keep in mind their solutions include their products but nonetheless still helpful.  These items can be found in many places and you may even have some already.  Reusing these items instead of buying disposable items will also save you money.

If you’ve not checked out Reusablebags I suggest you do.  They have great items and at the top of the site is a running total of how many plastic bags have been used this year.  It’s amazing how fast that number increases as you watch.

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Top 10 Tips

10   Ditch the dryer sheets for dryer balls
9    Bring your own cup- I love my “I’m not a paper cup” thermal porcelain mug. thermal-porcelain-mug

8    Use reusable utensils.
7    Bag the sandwich baggies- we use the wrap a mat.  Love these!
6    Kick the energy drink habit- have no idea if these are gluten free
5    Say “no” to gift wrap
4    Reuse a plastic bag- dry your bags on a bag & bottle dryer. This is on my list to purchase.
3    Bring a bottle- Just purchased these New Wave Enviro resin bottles.  I really like mine.
2    Pack a sustainable lunch with a reusable lunch box or bag.
1    Carry a reusable shopping bag with you- I love my Chico’s bags.  They stay hooked on my purse.  These are great for any shopping, not just groceries!

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2 Responses to Top 10 Tips for A Less Wasteful 2009

  1. Alisa - Frugal Foodi February 24, 2009 at 8:12 am #

    Testing :)
    I have been wondering about the dryer balls. I don't actually use dryer sheets, but we are having some bad static cling. Any recommendations?

  2. Diane Eblin February 24, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    Alisa – I've used these dryer balls off and on but I can't remember about the static. Right now mine are on the shelf. I'm using dryer sheets from Shaklee. They are biodegradable and organic. The balls can be loud and my office is now next to the dryer. Hope that helps. -Diane

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