Buy Wholesome Products

Musselman Library is committed to reducing paper waste, by creating GreenPads out of recycled material and by using sustainably harvested printer paper. June, 2011When purchasing anything, from food to clothes to plasticware, be aware of where the item was produced.  If possible, try to purchase items made in United States. You can find other fair-trade products from www.tenthousandvillages.com.

Look at the ingredients in your products, especially cleaning products. Many contain bleach and other damaging chemicals; look for more eco-friendly and phosphorous free cleaners and detergents. To reduce waste, look to purchase products with the least amount of packaging possible.

Most grocery stores offer eco-friendly cleaning supplies; look for them at locations such as Giant and Kennie's Market.