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Lesley Rickard

Life & Leadership Coach, New Life Coaching

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Which is better? Use my own shopping bags and buy bin liners or use the supermarket carrier bags and reuse them as bin liners?

It would be good to do the right thing by the environment but there are many alternatives for any daily action. Is buying a 'green' shopping bag a 'good thing'? Is using lots of water to wash bins out better than lining the bin with a plastic bag? How do you decide? I recently started buying 15l bottles of water and spent time literally weighing the plastic to compare it with 330ml bottles. A huge saving in plastic except you can't reuse the big one! So how do we make the right decisions for the environment in our homes?

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    Jul 31 2012: I loved your question - really funny. However it seems that u do worry a lot about the issue (not surprising, important stuff)
    Firstly, I reckon its important to do our best, but not to take things too seriously - we always do worse under pressure - just know that u are an intelligent person, and that u are now awake to the ecological issue - we will all learn as we go along.

    For a quick fix, what about this answer? - do what u would do if u had absolutely no money whatsoever

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