what will you do to lessen the garbage?

June 16, 2010 8:18am CST
for me, instead of using plastic in supermarket or wet market, i will use paper or market bags.
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7 responses
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
I recycle or reuse the plastic bags. I have also tried to crochet plastic bags which resulted in 120 plastic bags off the garbage and a new tote bag. I am looking at using more plastic bags for other crochet projects.
• United States
16 Jun 10
What do you mean by crochet? It sounds interesting since you were able to reuse 120 bags!
• Philippines
21 Jun 10
I make the plastic bags into plarn (plastic yarn) and then crochet this platic yarn into a new tote bag or shopping bag. Here is the link to a sample of such a recycled bag. http://www.myrecycledbags.com/ (If the link does not work just copy and paste it) I got the idea from this website, too.
15 Jul 10
We segregate our garbage. After I have collected a lot, I donate it to a community church and they sell it for cash. In my own little way, I've lessen the pollution and I was also able to help give funds to the church.
@cassisto (63)
22 Jun 10
i reuse the plastic bag...untill they cant be reused again...we give all the papers, stationary for recycleing. flower petals are buried in the earh for they make good mannure and most of the kitchen waste in our house and the neighbourhood is collected and sent to dairies for cows...we had hired a rickshaw pullaer for this work..all these thing have reduced the garbage to 20%
@tsoknat (53)
• Philippines
21 Jun 10
I use my reusable shopping bags.
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
19 Jun 10
i already have a couple of eco-bags to use for grocery.
• United States
16 Jun 10
I try to reuse all the plastic bags I get from the supermarket. For example, we save all the ones that are dry and put them away for whenever we need them. Also, I only throw away my old school papers in school where there is paper recycling available. Unfortunately there isn't a recycling program for paper or plastic where I live. Whenever I go to the beach though I make sure to use the recycling bins that are available there.
• Philippines
16 Jun 10
I also use those bags offered at supermarkets that are branded environment friendly.