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Earth Day tips for going green

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With Earth Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you can do to make a difference.  First celebrated in 1970, each year April 22 marks the anniversary of the environmental movement’s birth.

 

Wondering what you can do in honor of the day? Advanced Disposal has a few ideas.

First, consider leaving your car in the garage and either walking or riding your bike to get wherever you need to be.

If you’re packing a lunch for school or work, use a reusable lunch box instead of disposable paper bags.

Have a green thumb? Earth Day is the perfect time to plant a tree or start a garden.

If you’ll be heading to the store, take reusable bags with you. And while walking the aisles, look for products that use less packaging.

Earth Day is also a great time to make the effort to buy recycled products. The greater the demand for them, the more products will be made with recycled materials.

Want to declutter around the house? Make sure to recycle any paper, beverage cans, cereal box containers and milk cartons that have accumulated. Keep your old computer, DVD player, or other electronics out of the landfill by taking them instead to a recycling center.

If you plan to wipe down the countertops or scrub the bathtub after decluttering, use eco-friendly products to prevent hazardous chemicals from contaminating the drinking water.

Cut back on energy consumption by switching from incandescent light bulbs to the more efficient CFL bulbs.

Earth Day is also a great time to open up a dialog. Talk to your family, friends and neighbors about the green steps that can be taken to help reduce their impact on the environment.

For more information or any other questions, please visit Advanced Disposal at www.advanceddisposal.com.