Over the past few months we have been trying to be more eco-friendly.
Did you know, that according to gDiapers, a disposable diaper will sit in a landfill for 500 years!? I didn’t realize that. So today I went and purchased cloth diapers (eek!) at Babies R Us. They were having a sale. I bought 6 cloths (a day’s worth), and 2 gpants all for the price of one box of Pampers diapers. I figured I’d try it out first, before buying loads of supplies. In my mind though I’m totally committed.
The great thing about gDiapers is that they do have disposable liners. You tear them in 2 and they go right down the toliet, in a compost, or in the garbage (they decompose much quicker).
Besides the addition of cloth diapers, my family now brings our own containers and reusable grocery bags to Whole Foods. The containers are good for items in the bulk bins. All you have to do is bring them to the front before filling them and they will tare them. That way you aren’t paying for the container’s weight. Genius.
Green Bean is now delivery food directly to our house; great organic and sometimes local food. And we will be taking advantage of several Farmer’s Markets this spring and summer. We purchased a deep freezer knowing that we will freeze items from the Farmer’s Markets for fall and winter use.
One more thing I do eventually want to do is buy mesh bags that are reusable for our produce. Have you ever thought about how many of those bags you throw away in a week? Yikes!
What are you doing to be more eco-friendly? To learn more tips, you can check out Recyclebank. This website teaches you tricks and will give you rewards for recycling (depending on the area) and taking quizzes!
No matter how small you think your actions are, they add up to make a big difference. You can do it!