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From the Woodbridge Sustainability Committee: Zero Waste

Happy New Year!  You already resolved to be a better recycler than last year.  That’s great!  Continue the good work!  It does take a while to remember what goes where, especially when some new purchase and packaging appears in the house.  The recycling search feature at RecycleCT.com quickly answers recycling questions.

  • Start your morning with coffee in a French press or with a reusable filter for drip. You prefer tea?  Go loose leaf with a strainer.
  • Use reusable bottles and travel mugs or bring a real mug to your favorite filling station. Support your local at the same time and refill your growler at New England Brewing Company.
  • Use rags instead of paper towels. Cloth napkins are really much nicer than paper.
  • Pack a lunch in reusable containers and include a cloth napkin and utensils. Keep a set of utensils at work or in your car or bag.  Skip the straw, plastic utensil, and paper napkin when doing take-out.
  • Buy used stuff.
  • Rent, repair, lend, borrow, share! If you need or need to get rid of something, check the Buy Nothing Woodbridge Facebook page for local freecycling.  Our library is full of stuff to borrow.
  • When you do shop, avoid packaging, and remember your reusable shopping bags. If you are able to buy in bulk, refill your own containers or bags.  Likewise, bring your own containers to restaurants for leftovers.
  • Opt out of yellow pages https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com.
  • Choose digital instead of print publications.
  • Reduce junk mail here: https://dmachoice.thedma.org/static/about_dma.php.
  • Enroll in paperless billing.

 

 

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