While I was emceeing the Northland Community Wellness Day my table was directly across from the Lake Superior College's Dental Hygiene program and they were handing out toothbrushes. The toothbrushes were made from 100% recycled plastic, like yogurt cups. How cool is that?
The time has come to dispose of your Christmas tree, get those lights and decorations off of it before it becomes a fire hazard, and WLSSD makes it so convenient with a dozen drop off sites to choose from.
Go green with more than your tree this year! Have you ever felt guilty to read a Christmas Card and toss it to the side? Think about it, someone thought you special enough to buy, write, address and spend money on a stamp to wish you a happy holiday. Feel guilty no longer, instead upcycle or reuse your Christmas cards. Learn how with the Duluth Public Library.
Even if you're an avid online shopper you can take advantage of buying holiday gifts that have been handcrafted by our local artisans. Gifts for both genders are represented and I just bet you can add to the list and help with ideas. You might even be a crafter yourself...
It seems like we recycle more things every year. I remember when recycling first came to the forefront in the early to mid-1990's: the focus was on paper, glass, plastic, and tin. Then - as time went on - we were encouraged to expand our recycling ways by adding Styrofoam and so-called "higher-number plastics".
Bottled water might be convenient - but even if the containers get recycled, they still contribute a large amount of waste to our landfill systems. A new product might help to alleviate some of the problem with a container made of a material that's more recyclable.