Often times I think there must be a more eco-friendly way to go about life. There has to be alternatives to buying everything new, all the time, all this wasteful packaging that goes with these new purchases. I recently came across the "Buy Nothing Project", a community-focused group that encourages giving and sharing on a local basis. Read more here about the Buy Nothing Project and see if you can find one in your area - they have groups worldwide!
We live in a throw-away society, and it drives me crazy. How many beautiful glass candle holders have you been gifted over the years, only to burn up all the wax and toss them in the trash once emptied? Use this technique to re-purpose old candle jars, and turn them back into votive holders, succulent pots, or whatever your heart desires!
It has been a huge goal of mine to work on reducing waste in our household this year, and to live a 'green-er' lifestyle! I have found it extremely difficult as a family of three to not put out lots of waste, but these tricks are easy things we have started doing to help reduce the number of items we throw in the trash. Is there anything your family does too?