Thursday, June 5, 2008

Day 45 of our Green Year: What to do with the reciepts?

Layla and I were out getting some things, and we used our cloth bags of course. However, as we left we soon realized that while we were putting what we bought in cloth bags, we were not giving much notice to the paper receipts that we had received.
Then, today we realized that how green are we really being when we use cloth bags but throw away our receipts?

So, naturally we decided that from now on we will be recycling our receipts, along with doing some other things to reuse them so we don't have to buy something else. One of our friends, Jennifer, commented on her own blog (Mothers Going Green, that she uses her receipts as To-Do lists, grocery lists and more. This is a great way to save paper, and it helps you keep track of what you have already bought and how much it cost!

You can also use your receipts for composting just like you use newspaper. Of course, the best thing to do is simply recycle them with your regular paper.
You can also use receipts for various projects like paper mache, and even as a cheap wrapping paper. Remember our motto "Reuse then Recycle"

Am I missing anything? Let me know so that we can all figure out great ways to reuse receipts before we recycle them!

Also, we hit 1,000 hits today! It took us one month to hit 500, but only two weeks to hit another 500! That is awesome! Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us spread the message of Our Green Year and let's look forward to not another 500, but another 5,000, 50,000 and more!