(COLUMBUS, Ohio) - Taking inventory of your refrigerator and buying only what you need at the grocery store can help cut down the amount of food your family throws away, but when there are leftovers, experts say many Americans are too quick to throw good food in the trash. A new national survey by the American Dairy Association Mideast finds that 94 percent of Americans say they throw away food at home.
Thanksgiving marks the kick-off of the holiday season that brings with it big family dinners, gift shopping and elaborate decorations. However, it also marks the beginning of a season of waste that grows every year. Begin your holiday season off on the green foot by making a few small, eco-friendly changes: Food Shopping
Sometimes, store bought decorations just don't make the cut. They're often pricey in a time when people are trying to save money and can lack character and warmth, both elements you want to project in your home. More importantly, store bought decorations are often made from harmful materials that can damage our health and the environment.
(BPT) - When you place a plastic beverage container in a recycling bin, you are an important part of the product's life cycle, helping that packaging to be used to make something new, over and over again. An astounding 70 percent of what people toss in the trash is actually recyclable, but very few people recycle as often as they should. What exactly happens to plastic beverage bottles that you put in a recycling bin?
(BPT) - Changing households can be a time for new beginnings, fresh perspectives and boundless opportunities. But those good things tend to come after the moving process itself, which can take a lot of planning, organizing and old-fashioned elbow grease. And many people start the process unprepared.
(BPT) - Each year, many people count down the days to the holiday season and save their money for festive decorations and gift giving. In fact, the average American will spend over $1,000 on holiday gifts, according to the National Retail Federation.