Earth-Friendly Habits: Living Laudato Si’
Week 18 – Promotional Trinkets
“Reusing something instead of immediately discarding it, when done for the right reasons, can be an act of love which expresses our own dignity.”—Pope Francis, Laudato Si’
It is estimated that the United States will run out of landfill space in about 18 years. Waste prevention, including the reuse of products is one concept of waste management endorsed by the EPA. Refuse all the promotional trinkets offered to you. These items become your clutter. Accepting them encourages vendors to continue the practice, creating more waste. Keep some of those empty jars, bottles, and containers. They can be used for storing leftovers, organizing drawers, or perhaps even as a flower vase. Before you discard an item, ask yourself if you can reuse or recycle it. You may discover some creative ideas! If you plan on sending flowers for Mother’s Day, ask the florist to make the arrangement plastic free.
Don’t contribute to landfill: Refuse and reuse!
Makes A Difference
Saint Anne’s first weekend of the collection
4 Gaylord Totes
just like the one pictured here
of e-waste that did not end up in a landfill
You have until 11:00 a.m. Sunday, May 1 to add to the collection!