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7 Eco-Friendly Tips for the Holiday

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7 Eco-Friendly Tips for the Holiday

In the U.S., annual trash from gift-wrap and shopping bags totals 4 million tons. From Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, household waste increases by more than 25%. Added food waste, shopping bags, packaging, wrapping paper, bows and ribbons all add up to an additional 1 million tons a week to our landfills (Source: EPA). Reduce your waste this year with our 7 eco-friendly tips for the holidays.

1. Send Electronic Greeting Cards

An estimated 2.6 billion holiday cards are sold each year in the United States, enough to fill a football field 10 stories high. Electronic holiday greeting cards, offered through a variety of websites, are a convenient, no-cost, waste-free alternative.

2. Use Energy-Saving Lights

Decorate your house with LED lights that use 90 percent less energy than conventional holiday lights, and can save your family up to $50 on your energy bills during the holiday season. 

3. Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Each year, 10 million Christmas trees end up in the landfill. While your tree won’t fit in the recycling bin with your newspapers and bottles, you can recycle your tree: many cities offer programs to turn your tree to mulch or wood chips. Visit the National Christmas Tree Association to find the tree-recycling program near you.

4. Stuff Your Stockings With Yummy, Natural Treats

Stocking stuffers tend to be small, plastic trinkets that end up broken, lost or in the garbage by the end of January. Instead, fill your stockings with yummy, healthy treats like dried fruit, nuts, clementines and homemade holiday cookies.

5. Reduce Your Food Waste

At least 28 billion pounds of edible food are wasted each year - equating to over 100 pounds per person. Think about how many people you’re feeding and how much they’ll actually eat. If you plan on having leftovers, consider what you make with the left overs. Don’t fall for those “buy three get one free” traps, be realistic about how much you’ll need of something and compost food scraps.

6. Use Repurpose® 100% Plant-Based, Compostable Picnicware

Fossil-based plastics will not biodegrade. They are, however, photodegradable, which means that if they’re exposed to light, they will degrade into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic that are not only swallowed by marine creatures, but become embedded in the zooplankton, the very bottom of the food chain, and thereby poison our food with toxins. Repurpose® products are made from 100% plant-based resins, are toxin free and will break down in 90 days in a commercial composter. Best of all they have the same look and feel as the plates, cups, utensils and bowls you're used to - while still being eco-friendly.

7. Repurpose Repurpose!

If every family reused just two feet of holiday ribbon, the 38,000 miles of ribbon saved could tie a bow around the entire planet (Source: CalRecycle). Use old newspapers and magazines as gift wrap. Snazz it up by making your own bows and ribbons. Try this simple bow tutorial with a Repurpose Hot Cup and Lid box.

 

 

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Amazon Dash Button for Repurpose

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Amazon Dash Button for Repurpose

Repurpose is excited to introduce the Amazon Dash Button for Repurpose.  Dash Button is available to Amazon Prime members and allows easy reordering of Repurpose products with just the press of a button. Dash Button is simple to set up. Use the Amazon shopping app on your smartphone to easily connect the Dash Button to your home Wi-Fi network and then select the Repurpose product you want to reorder. Once connected, a single press of Dash Button automatically places your order with Prime free shipping. Now you can go green every day with our non-toxic, compostable, plant-based picnicware in your cupboards or office.  Grab yours today!  Welcome to a Cleaner World. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LBOMBO6

 

 

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Repurpose at Target Los Angeles

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Repurpose at Target Los Angeles

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Repurpose is proud to be a part of the Target LA 25 initiative. As part of Target's revamp of 25 Los Angeles stores they are showcasing a few, selected local brands like us. Repurpose is happy to be bringing our line of sustainable, compostable plates, cups, bowls, and cutlery-made entirely from plants-to even more people in the Los Angeles area. Thanks Target for helping us with our mission of Plants Not Oil! 

In Los Angeles? Find a store near you:

Aliso Viejo: 26932 La Paz Rd.

Anaheim Hills: 8148 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd.

Brea: 855 E Birch St.

Carson: 651 W. Sepulveda Blvd.

Culver City: 10820 Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City South (Westfield Culver City): 6000 Sepulveda Blvd.

Long Beach Bellflower: 2270 N Bellflower Rd.

Irvine: 3750 Barrana Pkwy.

Manhattan Beach: 1200 N Sepulveda Blvd.

North Hollywood: 11051 Victory Blvd.

Norwalk: 10600 Firestone Blvd.

Pasadena: 777 E Colorado Blvd.

Pasadena East: 3121 E Colorado Blvd.

Rancho Santa Margarita: 30602 Santa Margarita Pkwy.

Redondo Beach: 1601 Kingsdale Ave.

San Pedro: 1701 N Gaffey St.

Seal Beach: 12300 Seal Beach Blvd.

Torrance: 3433 Sepulveda Blvd.

Tustin: 2300 Park Ave.

Valencia: 24425 Magic Mountain Pkwy.

West Covina: 2831 E. Eastland Center Dr.

West Hollywood: 7100 Santa Monica Blvd.

Westminster: 16400 Beach Blvd.

Whittier: 15614 Whittwood Ln.

Woodland Hills: 20801 Ventura Blvd.

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Repurpose on Billions

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Repurpose on Billions

Repurpose was feat on Season 1 episode 4 of the hit Showtime show Billions starring Paul Giamatti (Sideways) and Damian Lewis (Homeland). The award winning Repurpose insulated hot cup is being enjoyed by the US Attorney (Giamatti) and his co-workers while they plot to take down the criminal hedge fund manager (Lewis). The product placement was achieved in partnership with Green Product Placement, a first of its kind a agency helping environmentally friendly products find their way into film and television. This is not the first major placement for Repurpose and GPP. The cup was featured prominently on Season 1 of House of Cards. In addition Repurpose products have been scene in shows like VEEP and The Good Wife. 

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