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Stuff your wallet with green

We know, we know. You recycle, always remember your reusable bags, banned plastic straws forever, and even started composting this year. How much greener can you get!? Well, how about greening up your wallet?

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Reduce Your Speed, Save A Tree

Speeding, we’ve all done it. You’re late to work, late picking up the kids, or you’re rocking out to your favorite song, totally oblivious to just how fast you’re driving. Whatever the reason, we’ve all applied a little more pressure to the gas pedal than the law allows at some point.

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Be a hero, shop small this summer.

Do you plan on vacationing or staycationing this summer? Think about the impact your vacation can have on the communities you visit. Many small businesses have been devastated by COVID-19 and the loss of business it has caused. So, as you pass through these little towns, find a local spot you can stop at. Get your ice at the corner store, grab last-minute supplies from the local hardware store, fill your cooler at a local grocery store, and avoid big chains when grabbing something to eat. 

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Sun’s out fun’s out! 3 steps to make a green picnic basket!

Yes! It’s finally here, our old friend, summer! Restrictions around COVID have changed the way we interact and have fun but there’s still one action that is safe, simply sublime and fun anytime. A picnic! Let us show you how to green up your picnic and turn one-time use products into a thing of the past during your fun time in the sunshine. This can be a fun activity to do with the kids or a romantic one with your partner. 

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3 tips to be green and stay healthy during reopening

We’ve been on lockdown for what seems like an eternity and for a lot of us Perksters this has been a trying year to be a Planeteer. Many things about the way we live our lives changed almost instantly to prevent the spread of Covid19. Outdoor events were canceled, stifling any environmental engagement, our favorite eco-friendly businesses and restaurants were closed and one of the biggest upsets was the rollback on legislation against using plastic bags. Let’s face it, for those of us who celebrate Earth Day like it’s Christmas, this experience was one big lump of coal in our stocking but we’re still not out of the woods yet. Now that most areas are reopening we wanted to share 3 tips on what you can do to stay green while being safe during Covid19.

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A letter from the editor

From all of us here at Recycling Perks we would like to pass on our deepest gratitude to all of our members. Typically I fill this space with one of our informative blog posts, but times have been tough for us all. So this month I felt it was important to spread some love, kindness, and praise. During these hard times, it is important that we remember to communicate gratitude to ourselves, our planet, and each other. 

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We have been working from home for over 4 years. Check out our tips to get productive quickly! Last week our Vice President, Sandra Hungate, hosted a webinar, giving awesome tips to work from home. If you missed it and want to catch all the details, check it out below. This is one hour that you won't want to miss if you feel the "working from home" stress. View Webinar If life is [...] Read More
Bikes are worth more in isolation We have all seen the memes about wearing your finest to the grocery store. As ridiculous as those outfits are, the truth is real. Nowadays, the grocery store is the coolest thing since sliced bread! If the store is the only place we can go, why not make the most of it?   Get your [...] Read More
Women who have made impressive changes in their industries to push sustainability!

Have you ever wondered who is behind the awesome zero waste tips you see online, new innovative statewide initiatives, or company-wide sustainability efforts? Well, many of those driving forces are women! In honor of Women’s Day, we’ve selected a few notable women who have made impressive changes in their industries to push sustainability. We want you, our members, to have the chance to get to know these ladies and applaud them as we do! Maybe their drive will inspire you to make changes and slay as they do. We know you have it in you!

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Tired of the same old bag? Hamilton Perkins is a revolution!

We just picked up the coolest partner and they have been picking up our trash since 2014! Hamilton Perkins is creating jaw-dropping fashion from recycled plastic water bottles, pineapple leaf fiber, museum signs, showroom signs, and billboard vinyl.
Have you noticed the countless transitions between billboards, bus signs, and other advertisements? Probably not, these have been an advertising stable since advertisement began, but how many of us really think twice about the waste they generate? The Hamilton Perkins Collection exists to create timeless limited-edition bags from the trash we forget about.

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