I spend more time than I like reducing, reusing, and then recycling everything else. I’d almost forgotten about the original and number one R. Refuse. If I don’t bring junk home, I don’t have to worry about reusing and recycling. Join me in saying, “Thank you so much, but no thank you.” I’m applying this to hand-me-downs, business cards, and event swag (like conferences and parties, although sometimes it’s so tempting). For family, you can even add, “I love you, but I don’t love that (fill in the blank).” If I know I’m going to give it away – cool as it may look at the moment- I’m going to try not to take it in the first place.
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Note: Americans use 25-50 billion disposable coffee cups each year.
I’ve been going to the same (nationwide chain) coffeehouse for years. I started bringing my own mug, but I forgot last time. When the barrista determined that I was staying at the cafe, she asked if I wanted a mug. I didn’t even know that was an option. I asked if this was a new policy- she raised an eyebrow and shook her head. Instead of throwing away a cup, lid and a coffee sleeve, ask for a mug or bring your own!
If you’re already doing this- kudos to you. It takes a while for some of us to catch up…