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How to tell your kids that Santa went green this year

We are all trying to make a difference this holiday season thinking more sustainably, but for some people with young kids that can be a tough choice to make. At what point do parents feel like they are robbing their kids of the holiday magic?

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Don’t do it!

New Year’s resolutions tend to be about resolving to do something different in the next year. Most of them relate to working out more, eating better, or spending more time with our families. So we have scoured our blog articles from the past year to come up with a list of things not to do next year. Because, in theory, it’s easier not to do something than do something, right?

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Shop Small doesn’t stop on Saturday

It has always been a passion of ours here at Recycling Perks to support local small businesses. So as you can assume, hearing that Small Business Saturday broke records this year warmed our hearts. According to American Express, the creators of the Shop Small movement, over $19 billion dollars was spent at small businesses across the country during Small Business Saturday 2019–the most in its 10-year history! We want to encourage you to keep that going, not just one day a year but all year long!

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1-2-Whoa! 3 steps to outgrow the single-use bag. Are you still using single-use plastic bags? With our steps to Whoa!, we want to help you outgrow the single-use bag before the new year. You can count on some great tips and videos to make you laugh along the way. Are you in? Step 1 is the easiest, although maybe not the most convenient. [...] Read More
Rinse, wash, reuse

If you are like us then you have acquired quite the random collection of reusable bags from cotton, to linen, canvas and possibly even ones made from reusable plastic bottles. It’s great to have a bunch, it ensures that you won’t ever be caught juggling leaving the grocery store. But, we have a question for you, did you ever think about the number of bacteria that could be lingering on your bags? Gross! Check out some tips below for cleaning those bags. 

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Reusable Bags Like You Have Never Seen Them Before

We all talk about the importance of bringing reusable bags to the grocery store and the many design options but have you heard about the many uses of reusable bags? They can be used for more than just grocery runs in their traditional form…..but thanks to a lot of awesome people out there they are not just offered in their traditional form anymore! Check out 5 “new age” reusable bags.

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Reusable bags will save the world

Do you often wonder what more you can do to make a difference for our fight for a sustainable planet? Well, our opinion is that there are two simple things you can do to make a big impact. First, one is trying to live by the 6 Rs and the second is to show others you care. There are so many ways that these two world-changing goals can be accomplished and if you have more ideas, please share them with us! 

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The Bagless Circus Anyone else feel like they can’t remember things like they used to? We sure do! Even with our tips, we know that bringing your reusable bag is going to slip your mind at times. So let’s talk about some ways to stay green!    First thing, learn how to juggle! Figure out a way to [...] Read More
Dr. Seuss knew all about reusable bags Did you know that there is an endless selection of reusable bags out there for us to choose from? Our population loves unique handbags that express our personalities, views, styles, and moods. You can do the same with a reusable bag...and at a much more reasonable price. Not sure of your options? Well, this Dr. [...] Read More
7 Ways To Remember Your Reusable Bag.

As we try to reduce our dependence on single-use bags, we know it’s not our will to change that’s the issue—we want to do the right thing. Instead, the true challenge is just remembering to grab our reusable bags as we walk out the door. Here are 7 insider tips to help you not forget your reusable bags:

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