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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.

    Posted by Julie

    Julie Hancher

    About Julie Hancher

    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 eco-friendly wine and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Pounce DeLeon.

    Your thoughts . . .

    • kman

      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

    • Jen

      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!!

    • 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!

    • Jen

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