Hey! My first PYO post! Woot! Well, if you follow me on Facebook, I already made a PYO that you should check out! Ok, so ya'll know I'm going to drop some knowledge right? You might already use this, and if not, well I'm puttin' ya'll on!
Incorporating the 3 R's can be tough in this day and age. We move so fast in our daily lives, we rarely have time to stop and think about how we are impacting the environment with the everyday items we use on a daily basis. What exactly are the 3 R's, and what the heck do they mean to you?
Reduce, Reuse, + Recycle
You're probably already doing 2 out of the 3 already, and you probably don't think twice about doing it. Old butter tub? Plastic bags to later be used in lieu of a plastic shower cap? In all honesty, I think reducing and eliminating waste is the most difficult for me out of the 3. Growing up in the South, I've already watched my Mama and Grandma for years reuse old food containers.
Yes, y'all, I haven't leveled up on my skills yet. I'm still using jar pasta sauce 😩 These jars in my household are usually used to catch old frying grease. I had just cooked pasta for dinner and couldn't find not a single top for my many Tupperware containers. Know the feeling? You find one and you think it fits, put all your food inside, and then it won't shut properly! 😠😣 So, I was like eff it! I'm just going to use the jar, I mean, it was honestly just going to go in the recycle bin, because I don't do much frying these days.
Being mindful of the waste we put out doesn't have to be terribly inconvenient for your fast paced life. Always start small. Before you toss it in the trash, clean it out and I bet you will find a later use for it. What are some items in your household that you like to reuse? Do you reuse an old conditioner jar when you're finished?