Green Solutions

Green Solutions

Green Your Lifestyle

If you’re looking for green solutions to help you live an eco friendly lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place. Below you’ll find a list of simple green solutions that can become good green habits in no time. And, if you need even more solutions, you can go ahead and use this website’s “search” key.

Here are several green solutions that can help you achieve an eco friendly lifestyle:

Green solutions for toilet paper tubes in the bathroom. Practice paper conservation by recycling toilet paper tubes in the bathroom. Plus, since there always seems to be unwanted paper and wrappers in the bathroom, place a basket just for recyclable paper next to the trash can in your bathroom.

Green solutions for dingy sinks and toxic cleaners in the kitchen. Keep toxic products from poisoning our water ways, your lungs and off of your skin by making your own green cleaning solutions. For a gentle scrub, combine 1/4 cup of baking soda along with 1 tablespoon liquid soap. Then, add just enough white distilled vinegar to create a creamy texture. For particularly tough spots, allow the solution to sit for awhile and then scrub grime off the surface. (Test a small area beforehand.)

Green solutions for toys that run on batteries in the kids’ room. The optimum solution is to avoid buying toys or household items that use batteries in the first place. Since that’s not always an option, purchase rechargeable batteries so that you can at least use them many times. Never put any type of battery in the trash.  Instead, follow your local garbage company’s household hazardous waste guidelines or take them to a designated recycling facility.  Many stores now offer battery recycling services, including Best Buy, CVS Pharmacy, Black & Decker, DeWalt, The Home Depot, Kragen Augo Parts, Interstate All Battery Centers, Lowe’s, Milwaukee Electrical Tool, Office Depot, Orchard Supply, Porter Cable Service Centers, RadioShack, Remington Product Company, Sears, Staples, Target, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless, and Walmart.

The Disposal Scoop on Napkins, Paper Towels and Tissues

When To Recycle Paper Towels and NapkinsHave you ever wanted to know if it is okay to recycle paper towels, paper napkins and tissues in your recycling cart along with other paper products?

Well, the answer is really quite simple.

These items are not accepted in recycling carts if they are contaminated in any way.

Only clean paper products should go in your recycling cart.

Good Green Habits for Paper Towels, Napkins, and Tissues

Here’s the disposal scoop for these types of paper products:

  • Put used paper towels, paper napkins, and facial tissues, in your garbage cart. Do not place them in toilets or recycling and green waste carts.
  • Place toilet tissue in toilets or garbage carts. Toilet tissue cannot be recycled at this time.

IMPORTANT:

  • You can place “food-soiled paper”―including napkins, paper towels, paper tissues and paper plates ― in your home compost bin since it is biodegradable.
  • Or, if your city or garbage company offers a food recycling program, you may be able to place them in your green waste cart to be transferred to a composting facility.
  • If you aren’t sure if you can recycle paper towels and other paper, contact your disposal company and ask them!

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