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5 Ways To Be More Eco Friendly

We are all home A LOT more and are realizing just how much of a mess we make.
More trash? Us too! Using up a ton of cleaning supplies? YEP. Bored...we understand. So while we are appreciating the safety of being home during this time, let's also do a check-in on how to maximize and become more eco-friendly!

1. USE WHAT YOU HAVE

Our biggest tip is to use what you already have and then, when you run out, replace said item with an eco-friendly option. It makes zero sense to throw away perfectly good products! It's wasteful. Agreed?
So, use your toothpaste, shampoo, dish soap, etc. and then replace with better items when you're done!

2. MAKE YOUR OWN HAND SANITIZER

Making your own hand sanitizer is easy and simple! It's made of good ingredients that will keep you safe, and this way you can have as much as you want, whenever you want, plastic free!
Combine in a bowl:
2/3 cup rubbing alcohol (99% isopropyl alcohol)
1/3 cup aloe vera gel
a few drops of essential oil of choice (optional)
stir!

3. DITCH THE PAPER TOWELS AND NAPKINS

YOU. DO. NOT. NEED. PAPER. NAPKINS.
Use cloth napkins or small towels in-lieu of paper napkins during your meals.
Here's the deal, you're home now almost 24/7, correct? Stop being wasteful and creating more trash for yourself/the planet. You can easily throw these small articles into the laundry pile
OUR TIP: instead of using paper towels for cleaning up messes, cut up old bath towels that you no longer wish to use into quarters! Bath towels are super absorbent and are excellent for cleaning!

4. RECYCLE

To recycle is to “to treat or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.” Recycling is the separation of specific materials (plastic, metal, paper, glass, cardboard) and diverting them away from landfills and to a special facility where they will be broken down and repurposed for reuse.
Make sure you know what is recyclable and what is not. Most of us are guilty of "wishcycling" which is the act of putting something in the recycling bin in hopes that it's recyclable when, unfortunately, it's not. The downside of "wishcycling" is that it contaminates the whole bin and often times renders all items into "trash" via Waste Management.

5. INVEST IN DRYER BALLS

Wool dryer balls are a wonderful, cost-saving alternative to both natural and synthetic dryer sheets and pods. Wool dryer balls can last for hundreds of loads, help to soften clothes and provide the added energy savings of shortening the time it takes to dry your clothing by approximately 25-30%! You'll save time, your clothes will come out better (and will last longer), and you'll also save money!

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