Earlier this week, in our blog, Reduce, Reuse, Recylcle – Even More!, we talked about the free programs available to our community through Wellspring Holistic Center. Today, we would like to share some of the resources that we have discovered and have been using. We hope you will join us.
Since we are far from perfect, there are some foods that we have not been willing to give up that are packaged in plastic, so we have made it a priority to recycle that plastic in our plastic recycle box purchased from Terracycle. Since purchasing our plastic recycle box, our trash can has been virtually empty. Since January we have only thrown away a couple of small plastic bags full of trash.
We also have found several local companies that will either allow us to bring our own glass containers (Pyrex makes a glass bottom and top) for purchasing beef, poultry, pork, and fish or just wrap it in paper.
- Easton Public Market
- Taste of Nature Health Food Store
- Blue Ocean Fish Market Company
- Apple Ridge Farm
We have always brought our own cloth and recycled bags to the grocery store. We now added a wonderful line of canvas and cloth vegetable and bulk food bags. As a bonus, we find that they keep our vegetables fresher longer.
We still have a small chip addiction and if you have come to the office, you may have caught us with our mouths full! Lucky for us some Subaru car dealerships have teamed up with Terracycle and created a program called, Subaru Loves the Earth. We will be bringing our chip bags to a local dealership in Bethlehem, PA. (soon!)
Make sure to read our next blog, Part 3, on our new partnership with 1% for Nature.