Well folks it’s that time of year again that brings either the most dreaded or cherished day of the year. We have come to know this day as “Black Friday”. If you are staying at home away from all the madness then I hope you have a wonderful and relaxing day. However, if you are like me and will be risking getting pushed and trampled on at the shopping malls for some great deals, here are some Eco-tips to live by codegreen while you are out shopping on Black Friday.
- Make sure to bring reusable bags with you ( I recommend cloth but if you have plastic that works to). This will not only reduce the amount of plastic/paper bags being dragged into your home but this will also reduce the amount of bags that could end up in landfills from shopping stores.
- If you are shopping with a group of people make sure you car pool and pick one place that has multiple stores you want to shop in. This will not only reduce the amount of emissions being pumped into the atmosphere this holiday season, but will save gas and make it easier for you to shop without driving to several locations.
- Make sure that you buy items that are straight reusable or recyclable ( and that you will actually use). I know that it’s easy to buy as many things as possible just because they’re on sale but if you will never use it don’t buy it. This helps reduce the amount of natural resources being used to create useless products for the next year. As well, try to pick products that you now can be reused for multiple things or can be recycled when you are done with them. This reduces the amount of materials being thrown into landfills at the end of the year.
Well I wish you luck Codegreeners and I hope the deals are forever in your favor this Black Friday:) Have a Happy Thanksgiving and don’t forget to recycle that cooking grease!