Do you find it hard to be eco-friendly in bad economic times??

United States
February 4, 2009 5:11am CST
with money being tight do you find it hard to be eco friendly? I find that I am buying cheaper food and of course it is in packaging that I now am just throwing out because our small town stopped their recycling plant and pickup. I do try to let my kid paint and stuff on it before I throw it out though so at least I feel like it was used ,.
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@denise002 (444)
• Australia
4 Feb 09
yes. everyone is trying to cut down in alot of areas and luxuries. unfortunately the way it is these days is people are thinking about the price of things and not really thinking about the environment or anything anymore. the economic crisis is priority for everyone, and there isnt really much we can do about it right now
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
18 Feb 13
I also think now a days most people try to cut down expenses and try to live within the cash one has and trying to be more and more ecofriendly.
• United States
24 Aug 09
I just posted a question about eco friendly and saw yours about eco friendly in bad. After thinking about your post a little I must ask the question do you think eco friendly products have up dollar up marketing with it. I know all the so called eco stores in my city are more expensive then the regular grocery stores. Plus in the eco friendly grocery stores I still see plastic far to much. Maybe it's just in my area.
@carolscash (9500)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I don't know that I find it harder to be eco friendly. We live in a rural area and so we don't have any kind of recycling. However, I am doing my best to reuse what I can in order to save money and help the economy. I know that it is important to save some of the problems going into the landfills. I have found that I can reuse most of the boxes that we get food in as packaging for mailing the products that I sell on ebay in. I find that just that keeps a lot of our waste down. I try to reuse bottles and stuff when I can.
@Monkeyrose (2850)
• Canada
3 Mar 10
Actually its easier to be eco-friendly. Generally saving money is saving the environment. 1. Using everything to its last drop. When times are tough we use up every drop. We don't waste things. 2. Fixing things instead of buying new things. 3. Eating in more than eating out saves money and saves on packaging costs. 4. Making gifts and finding creative ways to do things. These are the things I"m doing: 1. I started hemming my own pants to keep them in good shape and save money. Usually I would just let them get holey and then throw them out. 2. I'm using old stickers and such to make gifts for friends. 3. I'm eating at home more often and eating less meat.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
14 Mar 13
Thanks for the tips and I will try to use it.
@maximax8 (29129)
• United Kingdom
7 Mar 13
You began this discussion five years ago and it seems we are still in hard economical times. My home country remains in a recession. I eat a vegan diet and do not buy leather foot ware. My shoes that are made from lorica don't seem to last long: around six to eight months. They cost around 80 pounds plus postage. I was delighted to find a pair of shoes that is not made from leather in a cheap shop. Those cost me just 12 pounds and no postage had to be paid. I still find food and drink shopping for me, my children and my dogs pricey. I compare prices of food and drink on-line. I use jute shopping bags and rarely accept a plastic bag from a shop. My sister gives me my nieces old clothing which is wonderful for my daughter. I believe in recycling very much indeed. My areas local council collect recycling paper, card, glass, tetra packs, plastic and glass from the provided by them green boxes. They also collect food scraps and garden cuttings.
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
18 Feb 13
I also think one should try to save eco friendly and try to save money by recycling different things.