People think of “Going green” as a new trend, but talk to any person who lived through the Great Depression and they’ll tell you that “Waste Not, Want Not” has always been their mantra. Reducing waste and repurposing old items is the foundation of an eco-friendly lifestyle, after all!
When I was at my Grandma’s house last weekend, I noticed yet another ingenious thing she does to reduce waste. As I’ve mentioned, we receive shipments from Just Right by Purina every month for the family dog, Bob, which features the most adorable custom dog food bags. While Grammy has saved a couple of these as keepsakes, she goes through many of them every month. That’s why I thought it was so smart when I walked into her pantry and noticed a small pile of flattened, empty bags next to the dog food supply. Why? Because these bags are the perfect size for her kitchen trash can, so she uses them as a trash bag before throwing them away. What an easy way to reduce waste!
Of course, Bob is always very happy every time these bags are emptied, because it means his favorite food is going into his bowl!
Have you picked up any “Green” tips from your grandparents?