What do you do to be more eco-friendly?

March 7, 2007 1:23pm CST
I recycle as much as possible and I also use ecover products when my budget allows for detergent and such. I gave up using my car, however I may have to get another one, as the public transport near me is non-existant after 7pm but I would prefer to go for a dual fuel type. I try and get all my bills online to save on paper. What do you do or not do and if not, why not? Oh I'm also getting a wormery to recycle my veg waste for the garden.
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
7 Mar 07
I'm very lucky that I live in a community that has recycling and composting collection bins that are picked up weekly. I recycle and reuse as much as I can. I've even started to crochet grocery bags into stronger bags that last and use them at the stores. I make my own laundry soap and use vinegar and baking soda the most for cleaning. We do use our car which is over 10 years old but when a new one is considered we will definitely look at the eco-friendly models that are available. Whether that is alternate fuel or a hybrid we'll see at that time. I have a vermicomposting bin system in my kitchen. I have changed the lights in my home to over to fluorescent bulbs
7 Mar 07
How do you make your own laundry soap, I would be most interested to know. Does the vinegar and baking soda bring things up sparkling clean? Many questions:-)
@mnflower (1301)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I myself run a home business reconditioning lead acid batteries using all environmentally safe chemicals. And I have a place that I take the non recyclable ones too so that they are not sitting around our landfills.
7 Mar 07
How did you manage to learn about how to do that? Its a very worthy thing you do, knowing that you are protecting the environment from the corrosive and poisonous effects of battery acid.
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I recycle both paper and plastic. I don't really care all that much about it, but when you get a tub for both, its just as easy to put them in their tubs than throw them out with the rest of the garbage.