Reducing the Use of Plastics

by Barb on April 17, 2014

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For a suburban family of 7, despite our best efforts, we use a lot of plastic in our daily lives. Most of the plastic in our home comes in via the grocery store and the drug store. The next biggest category is toys; we are a Lego family. Our house is probably insulated by Legos!

How One Family is Reducing Their Plastic Use

For Earth Day, I’m challenging my family to reduce our use of plastic. We are fortunate to have a curbside recycling program in our township which accepts lots of plastic: # 1,#2,#4,#5,# 7 . The township doesn’t accept #3 (PVC – shampoo bottles and detergent bottles) or #6 (Polystyrene – take out food containers, etc.) They also don’t accept plastic grocery bags which we can recycle at local grocery stores and Target. Most Curbside Programs Accept: #1, #2, sometimes #5, sometimes #6.

Reducing the Use of Plastics

Read more about my family’s efforts to reduce our plastic use at  Alternative Learning.

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