small changes can make a big impact. there are lots of little things you can do every day to show mother earth some love. to get started, stasher invites you to follow the 4 rs: reduce, reuse, recycle, and rethink.
less really is more—especially when it comes to saving natural resources and protecting the environment. reducing waste means making thoughtful choices every day. the less you throw away, the better for everyone!
+ buy only what you truly need
+ choose sustainably produced products with minimal packaging
+ compost food and organic waste
+ repair instead of buying new
+ borrow infrequently used items
+ take mass transit, ride a bike or walk to work
do what you can not to throw things in the can! instead, reuse whatever you can; and if you can’t use it, maybe someone else can. not only will you save money, but you’ll be keeping perfectly useful items from going to landfill.
+ always buy reusable vs. disposable items (like stasher!)
+ BYOB: bring your own (reusable) bags when you shop
+ visit consignment shops, thrift stores and the library
+ donate used clothes, books and household items
+ organize a neighborhood garage sale
cans, bottles, paper, minerals, timber, electronics, and more can now be repurposed instead of going to landfill. recycling reduces waste, conserves resources, saves energy, helps prevent pollution and reduces greenhouse gases. recycling also creates jobs and saves money—it’s a win-win for everyone!
+ participate in curbside recycling programs
+ recycle large appliances and building supplies
+ check with your local waste management company to learn more about e-waste recycling programs in your area
+ buy products made with recycled materials
of all the 4 rs, this one might be the easiest. simply changing the way you think can make a big difference. learn to be more conscious about what you buy, and what you throw away. make thoughtful choices every day, and you’ll see how little things add up over time.
+ make smarter choices when you buy
+ reconsider what you throw away
+ share what you can: rides, stuff, food
+ get involved (volunteer for beach clean up days, create a community garden, organize a neighborhood garage sale)