City of Largo, Florida
Reducing Summer Waste
Reducing Summer Waste
|Cool Eco-Friendly Summer Tips|
|Eight Tips for Reducing Waste at the Beach|
1. Bring Re-usable BPA-FREE bottles for drinking
2. Don't use the aerosol spray suntan lotion or bug spray (aerosol cans are not recyclable)
3. Think outside the styrofoam cooler box (try to repurpose items for use as a cooler)
4. Wear a large wide-brimmed hat to protect you from the sun
5. Bring treats to the beach with little packaging (Fruit has 100% biodegradable packaging)
6. If you are a smoker bring your own ashtray or container for your cigarette butts
(Aluminum mint containers make a great travel ashtray)
7. Sit on a sheet or blanket that you can designate as a beach blanket. Reducing the need for washing.
8. Use reusable ice packs instead of ice in your cooler.
|Ten Tips to a Eco-Friendly Backyard Barbeque|
1. Use re-useable table cloths (select a table cloth that can be easily wiped off rather than one that needs to be machine washed.
2. Ice packs in the cooler instead of ice keep food and beverages cooler longer
3. Use silverware instead of plasticware: as dinner is wrapping up heat up a sink or container of hot water to soak the silverware
4. Place recycling containers in an obvious location near the garbage container.
5. Alert guests to the location of your recycling bin
6. If you compost make your composting regulations clear
7. Avoid aerosol suntan lotion and bug spray cans as they are not recyclable
8. Think about packaging when your purchase, less is best!
9. If you have a pool, have a drying rack handy for towels to dry in the sun. This will decrease the amount of towels used.
10. Instead of bottled water for guests consider a water cooler that can be refilled.
Travel Green this Summer
Be a green guest whether at a
hotel or when staying with family and friends:
* When leaving a room, turn off
the air conditioning, heat, television, lights or any other electric
Drive green by following conservation tips for on-the-road travel:
* Have your car checked before you get on
the road. Most repair shops will do this free of charge. Replacing
air and fuel filters, changing oil regularly and properly inflating
tires reduces air pollution and improves gas mileage.
Some information courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection