7. Replace Paper Towels And Paper Napkins
With all the messes my toddlers make on a daily basis, I could go through an entire roll of paper towels in 24 hours. Make the switch to cloth dish towels and cloth napkins for greener kitchen clean-up.
8. Decline Your Receipt
You dash into a convenience store to grab some last minute items, and walk out with a receipt longer than your arm. Sound familiar? If you’re like me, these stacks of meaningless paper pile up at the bottom of your purse, only to be dumped in the garbage at a later date. Instead, decline to have your receipt printed at the checkout lane. Many retailers will offer you an email copy of your purchase, so no more worrying about having to search for that missing receipt at the bottom of your bag!
9. BYO Coffee Cup
Need to stop for your morning fix at your local coffee shop? Take a reusable coffee cup or thermos with you. And if you make your coffee at home, make sure to toss the coffee grounds into your compost pile or garden. The nutrients are like gold for your plants!
Mary Kate Bolinder is the creator of The Story Garden, a blog dedicated to children’s literature and creative play ideas. When not writing, you can find her collecting recipes she will probably never have time to make, or tinkering with her camera. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons.