by Donna Mazzitelli
The most significant contribution we can make as a conscious consumer is to create less waste. Here are a couple of simple ideas:
- Purchase items that are designed to last, both in terms of durability and design. Instead of succumbing to the latest trend or fad, invest in items such as classic furniture that never goes out of style.
- Acquire fewer plastics. Ask for paper containers wherever available at fast food outlets and recycle the plastic ones. For home use, look for biodegradable containers made from plant-based resins that can replace standard plastic containers.