It's a brand new year and many of you have brand new goals, where does planet earth fit in? Here are a few green goals we can all incorporate into our resolutions.
Stop throwing items that belong in the recycling bin in the trash can! Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying products in returnable and recyclable containers. Recycle as often as you can. According to the EPA, the energy saved from recycling a single aluminum can will operate a television for three hours.
Also, stop using paper and plastic at the grocery store, opt to B-Y-O-B, bring your own bag! The EPA estimates that twelve million barrels of crude oil were used to make 885 million plastic bags in the US last year alone. It takes four times more energy to make paper bags. Start using reusable shopping bags made out of cloth or nylon. Jalelah Ahmed has more in the latest edition of Earth Matters.
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