Our planet has a fragile balance of ecosystems that have reached a dangerous level of vulnerability. As a result, environmentalists are commanding a green future and are receiving an influx of positive responses. Going green is cool now. Peace signs, earth symbols, recycle symbols and the like are popular designs on clothing and accessories. Going green is also becoming an easier, more widespread process as increasing numbers of companies are jumping on the green wagon and adjusting products accordingly.
Recycling is becoming so easy, it is really only a matter of laziness or eco-awareness at this point. Most trash drop offs and landfills have recycling bins in addition. Not only that, millions of residential areas around the nation have free recycling centers. This is a 100 percent free way to help the planet. Newspaper, plastic, glass, cardboard, aluminum, and tin can be recycled. Aluminum can often be recycled for money, so you get green for going green. Recycling electronics, like cellphones and pagers can make you money online.
Cloth Shopping Bags are usually a dollar a piece and are often given away free at conferences and work shops. I’ve seen cloth shopping bags at nearly ever store including Publix, Winn Dixie, Walmart, TJMaxx and dollar stores. Bringing your own shopping bags saves petroleum-based plastic. A cloth shopping bag also ensures your bag won’t tear and let your pickles smash on the driveway. If you get meat juice stains, simply wash the bag. Recycle any plastic bags you may have stored.
Organic Products that are frequently purchased are usually very close to or even less expensive than toxic chemical formula counterparts. You can find recycled paper plates, napkins, printer paper, notepads, and envelopes. Using recycled paper saves tree and costs you little extra money than you would already be spending.
Other organic products expand into cleaning supplies, bathroom toiletries, garbage bags and office supplies. If you’re in the market for more expensive products like electronics, simply check your purchase for an energy star label.
Organic Clothing is one of the least expensive eco-friendly switches to make. You’ll always need new clothes. Why not skip the carcinogens and pesticides sprayed on cotton fibers and go for organic fabric. Organic fabric is healthier and not much more expensive than other clothing. In fact organic clothing lines are often less expensive than ridiculously priced retailers like Hollister that charge $40 for a basic t-shirt.
Efficient Vehicles will save you money in the long run, especially if you do a lot of driving. My fiancé has saved tons of money commuting to Tampa and on our trips out of state with her Toyota Yaris. Gas efficiency reduces VOC emissions.
Going green is not as expensive as it’s made out to be. It is only pricy at the initial investment at times, but always saves money in the end.