Easy Eco-Tip: Keep a Recycling Bag in Your Car

Easy Eco Tip: Keep a Recycling Bag in Your Car via mindfulmomma.com

Recycling is one of those things that is easy to do – but only when you are set up to do it. Whether you have a fancy set of specially marked recycling bins, or just a big cardboard box like me, once you get the system down, it’s basically a no brainer.

But what about when you are away from home – either running errands around town or on a road trip? Do you still recycle then? When I find recycling bins at restaurants, gas stations or camping spots, I always use them but reality is, they are not always available when you need them. So here’s the tip and it’s a pretty simple one:

Keep a bag or two for recycling in your car. That way, you’ll always have a place to store recyclables until you either find a bin somewhere or arrive home. If you have a storage bag handy, you won’t be tempted to toss those recyclables in the trash.

RecyclerSack via mindfulmomma.com

RecyclerSack

Obviously you can use any type of bag for recycling – you don’t need anything special. But I love these RecyclerSack bags because they are so pretty, I don’t mind leaving them out for people to see. After your trip, empty out the bag into your own recycling bins and reuse it again and again!

If you like the RecyclerSack idea, you can buy them here. Otherwise, find any old bag and get it in your car, STAT! You’ll thank me on your next road trip.

(Like this Easy Eco Tip? I’ve got more! Have one of your own? Let me know and I might publish it!)

postsiggie4 copy

 

 

(Disclosure: I was sent a few RecyclerSack bags to test out but was not compensated for this post in any other way.)

How to Brew a Green & Healthy Cup of Tea {Giveaway!}

How to Brew a Green & Healthy Cup of Tea via mindfulmomma.com

If I were asked to give one word to describe the way I feel when I drink tea it would be this: Comforted. The soothing flavors. The beneficial herbs. The fragrant steam. Even the warmness of the tea cup on my fingers comforts me. You'll never sway me from my morning cup of coffee but my afternoon and evening tea holds a special place in … [Continue reading]

Slow Down & Get Dirty with This Book Was A Tree

This Book Was A Tree via mindfulmomma.com

  Raise your hand if you spend more time texting, friending and Googling than you do observing, inspecting and creating. Yep, my hand is up too. There's a new book out that just might help sway your attention away from electronics and toward the good old outdoors. This Book Was A Tree by Marcie Chambers Cuff is filled with ideas, … [Continue reading]

Good Reasons To Get Your Gluten Free On

Udi's Why Try Gluten Free via mindfulmomma.com

This post was sponsored by Udi's Gluten Free. My recent visit to the Natural Products Expo confirmed to me that the gluten-free trend is here to stay. Gluten free products are being gobbled up by way more than the 1% of the population with Celiac's Disease and the 10% with gluten sensitivity, and the sheer quantity of new product … [Continue reading]

Trends in Natural Products from Expo West

Tart Tonic via mindfulmomma.com

If you ever want to experience the mecca of the natural products world, I suggest you go to the Natural Products Expo. Held twice a year (March in Anaheim, CA and September in Baltimore, MD), it is the craziest, coolest trade show you will ever attend. I was there this past weekend (along with 65,000 other like-minded people), basking in … [Continue reading]