1. Reuse plastic bags from grocery shopping trips. They make great trash bags for small trash cans (bathroom, bedroom), great for packing cushion-instead of using packing bubbles, or to pack your lunch in.
2. Recycle your trash bags at the store. I've noticed that Wal-Mart has a large bin at the front, where you can recycle old bags. This is great instead of just throwing yours away!
3. Buy reusable grocery bags. At Wal-Mart and other stores they can be purchased for $1-2 dollars and will reduce the amount of trash bags you have stored around the house or throw away.
4. Buy a personal water bottle for everyone in your house, instead of buying plastic water bottles throughout the week. Not only will you eliminate plastic production but trash as well. This is also a great way to make sure you are staying hydrated each day :)
5. Buy energy efficient bulbs. They may be more expensive up front but they last so much longer. We haven't changed a single bulb in over 6 months and you'll find you'll save on your utility bill!
The following are taken from Free Sample Freak's blog. Thank you!
- FREE Earth Day Activity Book (download here)
- FREE Phone App: My Recycle List- Let’s you know what you can recycle and where the closes recycling centers are
- Caribou Coffee: FREE Coffee (bring a reusable mug)
- FREE Electric Car Charging Passes from Coulomb Technologies
- Disney Store: FREE Tote & Cap (swap 5 plastic bags in-store for the Free Tote and 6 Aluminum Cans for the Free Cap)
- EVOS: Free Shake (10am-10pm)
- Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market: FREE Reusable Tote (grab the coupon on their Facebook page here)
- Green Mountain Energy Company: FREE Trees for Texas Residents, 1,500 available in certain areas.
- Lowe’s: Get a FREE Tree on 4/23
- Lowe’s FREE Build and Grow Clinic for Kids: They can go and make a FREE Birdhouse (4/23)
- National Parks: FREE Admission thru 4/24
- Old Navy: FREE Flip Flops (Bring an old pair of flip flops to recycle)
- Origins: FREE Full Sized Facial Cleanser ($20 value!!! Bring any empty cosmetic container in to grab this freebie)
- Starbucks: FREE Tea or Coffee (bring a reusable mug)
- Whole Foods: FREE Coffee or Tea (bring a reusable mug)