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Quick Tip – Bigger is Better

Reduce the amount of waste you create.  When purchasing products, try buying the biggest size you’ll be able to use. Typically you save $ on the larger sizes, reduce your runs to the grocery store and bulk sizes use less packaging.

If you enjoy juice/sodas, choose bigger bottles and pour into into your reusable cups instead of buying individual, 4 or 6 packs.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

4 thoughts on “Quick Tip – Bigger is Better

  1. most of the laundry detergents are now using a stronger formula, which means you can get as many loads from a smaller container – personally i think it’s a marketing ploy because they’re not telling many people about it, so they’re probably using too much detergent…
    but check it out

  2. One of the easiest ways to make a HUGE impact is to refill 20 ounce bottles of water instead of buying a case each week. Buy a Brita pitcher and go crazy refilling and reusing those bottles!!

  3. Good point Kman – there could be a twist to the ‘bigger is better rule’ – paying attention to recommended ‘use’ sizes would be helpful so you’re not throwing extra detergent down the drain.

    Jen – Exactly what I was thinking!

  4. And while on the topic of laundry — consider hang drying your clothes instead of using a dryer!

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