Posted on April 27, 2007 by
You know there are other options out there, but you just can’t bear to part with a less than eco-friendly product. Everyone has a vice. Find creative ways to reduce the impact of the non-green products you use.
If you’re hooked on paper towels, make a pact with yourself to get the most out of every paper towel you use. Use one to dry your hands, wipe down the counter, and scrub at a spot on the floor before you retire it to the garbage or compost.
If you’re addicted to pre-soaped face wash cloths, cut them in half and get twice as many uses from a package. Use the cloth to clean your sink after you wash your face.
When you can’t squeeze any more toothpaste out of the tube, cut it open and scoop it out with your toothbrush. Ashley Sue from Green Grounded says she can get two more weeks of toothpaste out of an “empty” tube.
Dilute your dish soap and get more uses. Cut your dryer sheets in half. Throw a little baking soda in the washing machine and use a little less detergent.
What are your ideas for getting more out of the products you use? Leave a comment and let us know!