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Green and Frugal

Frugal is "green." Well, most of the time, anyway. It's not very frugal to buy tissues from recycled paper at twice the price of that made from pulp and waste, but to each his/her own. I suspect that even the very frugal among us have their breaking points. If buying a "green" product that costs more than a "regular" product is your thing, by all means, do it...

Personally? I buy organic meat and vegetables as much as I can. I use raw milk and eat real butter. That stuff doesn't come cheap, but with a frugal mindset, I get by. Coupons, sales, zero waste and so on, work very well to keep costs down.

So what is green and frugal? Lots of things. Recycling at home by reusing fabrics, containers and other items, not buying excessive packaging and canning your own food are just a few things.

If you want to be green and frugal, it's easy. Just watch what you do every day to save money. You're no doubt already doing it.

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Published Nov 30 2012, 09:10 AM by Pat
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haverwench said:

"It's not very frugal to buy tissues from recycled paper at twice the price of that made from pulp and waste..."

No, it's much more frugal to use reusable handkerchiefs. I think they are much *less* likely to spread germs than tissues, because a tissue will soak clean through (leaving germs on your hands) with just one sneeze! You'd have to wash your hands every time! Hankies are much more absorbent, and as long as you carefully fold them back up before putting them away in your pocket, your hands should stay clean. Wash them on the regular setting and they'll be fine for re-use. www.abc.net.au/.../3231404.htm

December 5, 2012 4:10 PM
 

Pat said:

Exactly. I use handkerchiefs as well as cloth napkins and cleaning rags. Buying disposable anything is not frugal. You don't have to convince me that they're sanitary or sensible! :)  

December 5, 2012 5:23 PM

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