06 Jul '12, 2pm

Did you know that your shopping choices affect the environment? Read about green purchasing:

Green Purchasing Did you know that your shopping choices affect the environment? Everything you buy affects the Earth, but some choices have a lesser impact. Educating yourself about the products you buy can empower you to make a difference in protecting the planet. It's called "green purchasing," and it's easy to do. Buy recycled. Items made from paper and plastic are often made from recycled materials. You can also buy automotive parts, motor oil, and tires made from recycled products. Also look out for household furnishings and gardening tools made from recycled materials. Buy in bulk or multi-packs. Buying more items at once reduces packaging waste. You can also buy items with packaging that can be reused or recycled. Buy used. You can find authentic retro clothes, accessories, and other items at your local thrift store. Trade with friends. Instead of buying brand new ...

Full article: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/wycd/funfacts/shopping.htm

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