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New Year, New Gifting Method

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  Holiday time sounds like hot cocoa by the fire listening to Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” For those that are eco-conscious, this time of year is one that is dreadfully wasteful. Look no further, we have simple gifting tips to avoid bags, bows, and paper which can be super wasteful. These steps can be done with tools found around the home. Zero waste and  zero dollars spent sounds fun to me!     

Holiday time sounds like hot cocoa by the fire listening to Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” For those that are eco-conscious, this time of year is one that is dreadfully wasteful. Look no further, we have simple gifting tips to avoid bags, bows, and paper which can be super wasteful. These steps can be done with tools found around the home. Zero waste and  zero dollars spent sounds fun to me! 

 

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    Here’s what you’ll need for wrapping:   ·       Recycled paper   ·       Newspaper   ·       Scrap fabric   ·       Pretty dish cloth   ·       Vintage scarf   ·       Old paper grocery bags   ·       Get creative and use anything in your house     Here’s what you’ll need for tying:   ·       Hemp   ·       Leather cord   ·       Scrap fabric   ·       Twine   ·       Metal wire     Heres what you’ll need for embellishment (optional) :   ·       Real plants   ·       Vintage jewelry   ·       Card written on recycled paper or cardboard     Happy holidays & happy gifting!  Source: http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/a6205/eco-friendly-gift-wrapping/  By: Amanda Asencio

Here’s what you’ll need for wrapping:

·      Recycled paper

·      Newspaper

·      Scrap fabric

·      Pretty dish cloth

·      Vintage scarf

·      Old paper grocery bags

·      Get creative and use anything in your house

 

Here’s what you’ll need for tying:

·      Hemp

·      Leather cord

·      Scrap fabric

·      Twine

·      Metal wire

 

Heres what you’ll need for embellishment (optional) :

·      Real plants

·      Vintage jewelry

·      Card written on recycled paper or cardboard

 

Happy holidays & happy gifting!

Source: http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/a6205/eco-friendly-gift-wrapping/

By: Amanda Asencio

Plastic Alternatives and Why They are Important

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How can something so useful and widely used be so damaging?


Plastic has been an invention highly used for various things. However, today’s plastics system is broken and a great example of our highly wasteful shortcomings that are becoming more evident by the day. If we continue at this rate by 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.


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Proactive thinking can fix this problem

 

It starts with you, one person at a time making change. There is much to be done, so if there is a way to implement change, do it. As a community and society changing our perspectives and rethinking the way we make, use and re-use plastics so they aren’t seen as waste is a first step.

 

Simple steps to avoid plastic:

1.     Carry around a tote bag when grocery shopping. This way you won’t need plastic bags and can re-use the tote whenever. Indigo Apparel sells recycled cotton canvas tote bags for $20 -https://www.theindigoshop.com/accessories/banana-split-pinup-tote

2.     Americans use over five hundred million plastic straws a day. Opt for a more sustainable option like a stainless steel straw or bamboo straw which you can find at Package Free Shop for $1.50 - $4.95 

https://packagefreeshop.com/products/stainless-steel-straw

3.     We all at one point have had an overflow of tupperware in our house. mason jars or stainless steel food storage are a great alternative to this. You can find these products on Amazon at -https://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=stainless+steel+tupperware&tag=geminipcstand-20&index=aps&hvadid=29211443752&hvqmt=e&hvbmt=e&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_63cxr2cf13_e

By : Amanda Asencio

http://econewsnetwork.org/2017/07/plastic-packaging-design-flaws/