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Friday, October 15, 2010

Raising Green Kids- Green Shopping Tips

Here are a couple of ways to be greener on your next trip to the market:

Buy fresh produce without the packaging.
  • reuse the plastic produce bags
  • buy reusable mesh bags
  • or simply put produce directly into your cart
Avoid individually packaged items.
  • instead of buying juice boxes, put juice in a reusable thermos, or stainless steel bottle for lunches
  • pack your snacks and sandwiches in Kanga Sacs reusable bags
Opt for glass, stainless steel or paper products instead of plastic. Glass, stainless steel and paper products are more easily recycled, making them greener products. Paper bags can be reused, recycled or even composted.

Use reusable canvas shopping bags instead plastic. The average person uses roughly 300 plastic bags each year. Many of those plastic bags will end up in a landfill, taking hundreds of years to decompose. Worse yet, they could blow around creating a hazard to wildlife.

For some more great tips on all things green visit The Green Quiz Quest and sign up as a seeker! The Green Quiz Quest is a worldwide online scavenger hunt through websites that promote living green or offer green products. Its loads of fun and has great prizes!


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