Environmental and Recycling
Here is a page I wrote about this subject :
WHY RECYCLE ~ WHAT TO RECYCLE ~ HOW
Here's another source of ideas
It is where I found the information quoted below - posted with permission:
State of Ohio website for reducing and recyling
The best way to reduce waste is to not produce it in the
A lot of this is plain-old frugality:
It pays to examine your purchases from time to time and
determine which ones you really needed. See
how you can parlay the next purchase into less waste.
Find out if other people might get further use
out of items you are planning to discard.
Many of the products we buy, from household cleaners to
prepared meals, are conveniences that replace things we
could make for ourselves.
Preparing your own cleaning supplies and making
home-cooked meals reduce packaging waste and bring other
Many household cleaners contain toxic chemicals which
pose a health threat to people, plants and animals when
they are produced, used and thrown away.
Prepared foods are often higher in salt, sugar and fat
and lower in nutritional value than meals you make
Society moves at a fast clip, and we all don't have
the time or skills to make our own soap or can our own
tomatoes, but almost anyone can mix vinegar and water for
window cleaner or bite into an apple instead of
unwrapping a chocolate-apple-granola power bar.
Often we replace clothing because we're tired of
looking at it, appliances because they're broken,
electronics because we're eager to move on to the
If we can't always resist the call to spend, we still
can prevent waste. Take clean, undamaged
clothing and appliances needing minor repairs to
Several nonprofit agencies in Ohio will refurbish your
old computer for use by Ohio schools and nonprofit
agencies and recycle what they can't put back in
A list of such agencies operating in Ohio can be found
from the DRLP home
Send me a photo of how YOU are working to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle and I might post it in my blog !
Are you looking for Vintage-Antique items to furnish your home ?
www.constructionjunction.org is located in Pittsburgh, Pa
Here's a quote from their website:
"At Construction Junction our mission is to support and promote conservation through the reuse of building materials. We strive to keep usable building materials out of the landfills..."
* Handcrafted products like handmade goat milk
soaps, my perfumes, body balms and lip balms... at Diana’s in Hubbard,
Ohio are packaged with as little waste as possible (and still be sanitary) - and
recycling is encouraged.
An example of this is my Bath "Teas". I use 100% cotton muslin bags and 100% natural ingredients for the "Tea" itself too. The whole bag is designed to be refillable if desired or the bags - along with their contents - can be composted.
Also, I offer Refills for several of my products in my store.
I sell these Refills at a discount eventhough they cost me about the same because I want to encourage my customers to buy the refills.
Do your part
Earth = HOME
Buy my home spa
products... or not - but - BUY natural/organic
Diana's Vintage & Gift Shop
I have all sorts of vintage, handmade and new items for function and just for fun, for sale in my online store: http://OrganicGiftsByDiana.eCrater.com/ or at
Diana's Gift Shop (It is known as Hubbard Ohio Gift Shop on facebook) is conveniently located at 6177 Youngstown-Hubbard Road in Hubbard, Ohio 44425
Wednesdays and Sundays from noon to 5:00pm
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 5pm