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We’re happy to announce that The Social is launching a new series called Going Green, where we’ll explore different ways to reduce waste in our every day lives.

A lot of us are inspired by the idea of low-waste living, but where do we begin? It can be a little overwhelming. That’s why we asked Sophi Robertson, a low-waste consultant, to help get us started.

Use DIY cleaning supplies

All-purpose cleaner

What you need:

  • Vinegar
  • Water
  • Baking soda
  • Frozen citrus peels
  • Spray bottle

Wipes in a jar

What you need:

  • 500 mL glass jar
  • Vinegar
  • Cloth (old cotton shirts or flannel pjs are great options)
  • Essential oils (optional)

Make produce last

A lot of us are guilty of throwing away food that we let go bad. Here are some helpful hacks:

    • Kale: Snip the stem and place it in a jar with a bit of water. It will freshen up in an hour or so.
    • Celery: Place in water. It will crisp up.

Switch to reuseable bags

Take an old shirt, cut the sleeves, fringe the bottom and tie to make a bag. Voila!

Cut back on gift wrap

Use fabric from scarves, shirts, etc… that you don’t wear anymore.

 

Watch the video clip above for more of Sophi’s tips.

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