Buy recycled products
Buying recycled products benefits us in many ways, including:
- conserves natural resources
- saves landfill space
- reduces waste and pollution
- creates jobs and supports community collection programs
The Institute for Local Self Reliance in Washington, DC estimates that nine jobs
are created for every 15,000 tons of solid waste recycled into a new product.
Buy locally grown and produced food
According to the World Watch Institute, the average meal in the United States travels
1,500 to 2,500 miles from the farm to your plate. Buying locally saves fuel and
keeps money in your community. Buying from local farmers’ markets reduces the amount
of energy required to grow and transport food to you by one fifth.
Benefits of buying local
It’s better for the environment. Local foods require less packaging
because they travel shorter distances, and therefore reduces waste and pollution.
It’s fresher and more nutritious. Local foods are fresher and
keep their nutritional value longer because they travel a shorter distance.
It supports local economy. Buying from local farmers supports
businesses in your community, improving the health of the local economy.
Useful websites to help you buy GREEN: