Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
This was a popular ditty during the Depression era, when pinching pennies was a way of life. It’s also a useful poem for consumers to remember as they try to shop in a more environmentally conscious way.
Use it up: This is self explanatory. Squeeze every bit of toothpaste from the tube, store detergent upside down to get the last drop, eat the whole apple. You’ll throw away less.
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- Lisa Stauber September 3rd, 2015
Recently, Be Green Info brought you a story about locavores – consumers committed to eating locally grown food, in an effort to reduce carbon emissions from long distance trucking and the overpackaging that accompanies food from far away. Sometimes, though, there isn’t any local produce available, or farmer’s markets are held at inconvenient times and places.
- Lisa Stauber August 27th, 2015
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