Today is Earth Day, and in celebration of Earth Day I’m sharing tips you can use to help you go green(er) with a little help from our sponsor, GIANT Food Stores.
5 Easy Ways to Go Green(er) For Earth Day
1. Switch to (or remember to use!) reusable bags.
This one is easy and common sense, but it’s one we often forget. (guilty!) The easiest way to remember your reusable bags is to keep them either in your car or in your handbag/backpack if you live in an urban area. Look for ones that fold up easily and neatly so you don’t end up with a mess or hassle. Don’t have reusable bags? You can snag some on your next trip to GIANT Food Stores before you even checkout.
2. Go reusable in the kitchen.
In lieu of disposable products, paper towels, and paper napkins get reusable products like cloth napkins, rags for cleaning, and use things like plastic plates for outdoor use. While there are some costs upfront to these items you will get them back easily after a few weeks or months and you’ll feel good about it, too!
3. Switch to greener cleaners.
GIANT Food Stores recently added more to their incredible line of green and free from products. You can find everything from soap, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, and so much more in greener and free from options that use less chemicals-a win for you and the Earth.
4. Reduce your waste.
Americans waste nearly 2/3rds of their food! That’s like throwing away 2/3rds of your grocery money and adding 1000s of pounds of food every year. One easy way to reduce waste is to meal plan. Read more about how we reduce food waste including our ‘clean out the fridge’ night which helps us cut our food waste incredibly.
5. Recycle, reuse, and compost (if possible)
Recycling is a no brainer, but there are ways to improve. What about recycling in your bathroom? That’s one place I definitely needed to improve, so I recently added a second trash can to the bathrooms so we can recycle things like shampoo bottles.
Reusing things is a great way to reduce what you’d normally toss or recycle. You can find just about any kind of project you could imagine (and some you can’t!) online for everything from toilet paper roll projects to reusing aluminum cans as lantern lights.
Composting is another great way to go green. While not everyone can easily there are some small scale ways to compost, too. Whether you have indoor worm bins or an outdoor compost pile you have lots of options.
Bonus idea: support companies that find ways to go green like GIANT Food Stores.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by GIANT Food Stores.