by Lorna Barrett / Lorraine Bartlett / L.L. Bartlett
When Earth Day rolled around last month, I started thinking about how much waste goes into my garbage tote. Mind you, I've been trying to adopt more green ways.
I wrote about it on this post back in January.)
Since then, I figure we're using half the paper towel we used to. (Have not yet trained Mr. L to reach for these washcloths.) We used to go through at least a roll a week...now it's take two weeks and a few days. There are still a few things I use paper towel for, but not just to dry my hands, etc. (That's what the tea towels are for, and boy have I got a lot of them, too.)
Of course, there were a LOT of containers without lids. So a few days later, I hauled everything out of the cupboards and matched them up. Wow--I have a lot of them. But it's been two weeks and I haven't used any cling wrap.
waxed paper bags. I bought a big box and they are smaller than I would like, but they are still very useful.
Next up: going through my linen napkins, washing them, and using them instead of paper napkins. I will look for colored ones at yard sales, because ... you know, spaghetti and curry stains.
What are you doing to go just a little bit greener?