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10 ways to Green Your Shopping

Want to know how to green where you shop, what you buy, how you buy it, and everything in between? Look no further. Ordinary and extraordinary purchases just got more eco-friendly.

  1. Choose used or secondhand items

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    Cut new resource consumption and reduce waste by buying used.

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  2. Use green credit cards

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    Make every purchase a green one with these green affinity cards.

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  3. Consider online shopping

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    Get your green credit cards ready for some super eco-friendly shopping!

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  4. Shop locally

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    Find unique local shops and service providers in your area.

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  5. Look for products made with eco-friendly materials

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    Whether you're browsing online or at a local thrift store, be sure to seek out eco-friendly products.

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  6. Opt for recycled-content products

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    Might as well get as much life out of our natural resources as we can—choose recycled!

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  7. Repair or upgrade before you replace

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    Close that trashcan! Give your old item some TLC before you consider purchasing new.

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  8. Use a reusable shopping bag

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    Keep those non-biodegradable plastic bags out of oceans and wild spaces by choosing reusable options.

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  9. Choose eco-friendly packaging

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    Recycled, recyclable, and bio-based are all great eco-packaging options.

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  10. Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste

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    Super-sized in this context is a good thing. And even singles can cut packaging waste by choosing "family-sized" options.

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Comments

05/06/2008
11:44am
Tiferet

What about a simple tip like: think twice before you buy. I'm not saying that I'm in the mood for an economic recession, but it might behoove us to ask before you buy: Do I really need this? Is it something I can do without? How long will it last? The 3 R's are: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and there's never enough emphasis put on that first one. If you want something written up about it, I think I could find something...

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