Thesugarbug Gets Earth-Friendly

Friday, October 31, 2008

Yep! It's more than just food, it's all about Earth-awareness.

Here's a tip I learned from a magazine:

Whenever we buy a small item, usually from a convenience store, say candy or bottled drink, the attendant usually puts the purchase in a small plastic bag, which actually, we don't use anyway and end up throwing. The thing I do is, I politely refuse it to be placed inside a plastic bag and just ask for a receipt. I do ask for a plastic bag when I have a lot of items to purchase.

Also, supermarkets promote canvas bags and provide incentives if the customer purchases a canvas bag and uses it to carry their groceries, like Rustan's and SM, where they multiply your frequent shopper's points. The bag costs around Php100.00 and it's pretty strong. It could even hold canned goods.

Of course, there's the usual ways of saving energy like turning the water/lights off after use and recycling trash. Also, whenever you go out to have your cup of coffee, try bringing your spillproof mug (you get to save money too!)

Any environment-friendly tips to share?