November 27, 2009

Tip of the day

Here's a few tips on how you can be even greener with your online shopping and your holiday shipping

  • Order more than one item from a retailer in a single purchase to reduce packaging materials and transportation impacts to the environment.
  • Recycle the packaging materials from your purchase.
  • Select ground shipping methods over air shipping methods when ever possible.
  • Use paper or masking tape over plastic tape if possible.
  • Some packing stores accept those Styrofoam peanuts to reuse.
  • Use newspaper or items from your paper recycling or shredder for packing materials at home.

1 comment:

  1. There are many ways to recycle your paper shreds from your document shredding. You can use it as packing material, like you said, but you can do so much more. Use the shreds in your craft projects, as paper hair for your paper dolls. Or you can use it in your compost piles.