Choose Recycled Content!
Look for words “post-consumer” recycled content when shopping. Post-consumer content means the product is made from materials collected from curbside and recycling drop-off sites. The higher the percentage of post-consumer content in a product, the more its purchase helps to “close the loop.”
Looking to dabble into your creative side? Perennial, a non-profit community workshop
offers educational classes in creative reuse and sells repurposed home goods and eco-friendly project supplies. Turn discarded items into useable resources! Learn more about them here:
Not into DIY? Check out the up-cycled gifts that are already made on Etsy here:
Give a Gift to Help Someone Help the Environment:
- Smart Plug Strips (energy-saving power strip)
- Rain barrels
- Compost bin
- Energy-saving fluorescent light fixture or compact fluorescent bulb
- Cloth napkins
- Diaper service for new parents
- Cloth shopping bags
Or Buy Nothing at All!