I came across this list this week. Our family has been a cloth napkin, no paper towel kind of family way before it was the "new green thing" to do so. I wrote a post about this June 2008. Please go here for the post. In Honor of Cloth Napkins and Hand Towels.
I like this list.... 25 Wasteful Things You Can Live Without
We produce a lot of waste. In 2008 alone, Americans generated 250 million tons of trash, and though about a third of that wasrecycled, a lot went into landfills or was incinerated. Our culture is centered around disposability, and only we have the power to change that.
Take stock of the disposable, overly-packaged, and single-use products that you use, and then look for reusable alternatives. Not sure where to start? Here are more than two dozen items that many people use . . . and can easily live without.