The Most and Least eco-friendly shopping Bags [Infographic]

When doing the grocery we always tend to think is better to buy paper bags or carrying our own fabric reusable bag, right? Well, our friends from MyTree.tv shared these stats which show how even paper bags leave a big water footprint and reusable cotton bags may not be the best ecofriendly option either. Check the full article here and tell us what you think!

Paper vs. plastic bags: You’d think this fight would have been settled by now. But as Trace explains, for cities around the world, the fight is more complicated than you’d think.

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Winter Storage: Keeping Your Harvest All Year Round [Infographic]

Written by Abby Quillen, Published on Fix.com

Our ancestors built root cellars, underground structures that kept food at a consistently cold temperature year round. Depending on individual needs, it may be worth building a root cellar or another type of food storage system if you don’t have ideal conditions to store winter crops. But before you start digging or building, it’s important to assess whether the chosen dwelling – probably a garage, shed, basement, cellar, or unheated room – already provides the ideal conditions for storing some food.

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Reusing resealable bags

Reuse the resealable plastic bags that you get tortillas in as you would Ziploc bags…for sandwiches, cookies, snacks, whatever!
If you are working with two balls of yarn and need to keep the strands separate, but also need to keep the yarn in the same bag, use a zip-top bag
Store Rosemary and Thyme in resealable bags inside of the freezer for several weeks to keep them fresh

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Reusing Freezer Plastic Bags (bags from frozen produce)

Reusing Freezer Plastic Bags (bags from frozen produce) | ecogreenlove
Re-Use A Frozen Vegetable Bag For A Sandwich Bag
Reusing Freezer Plastic Bags (bags from frozen produce) | ecogreenlove
Reuse at it’s best. First, a carrot hauler. Now, frozen veggie bit purse.
Reusing Freezer Plastic Bags (bags from frozen produce) | ecogreenlove
Bags that I reuse come from: store bought bread, shredded cheese, frozen veggies and when friends give us food in zip locks.
Reusing Freezer Plastic Bags (bags from frozen produce) | ecogreenlove
Use again the packages as uniform bags in your freezer and as an easy way to keep track of your frozen herbs, or anything else that is in small quantity and fits in this bag

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Holiday Recycling Guide via @ecocycle

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