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Things We Should Not Buy

  1.  Styrofoam Cups. Styrofoam is not biodegradable.
  2.  Farm-raised Salmon. Check “Safe Seafood Tip Sheet.”
  3.  Teak and Mahogany
  4.  Conventional Cleaners. Can contain hazardous ingredients. Look for non-toxic, vegetable-based, biodegradable cleaners. Make your own cleaner from vinegar, water, and castile soap.
  5.  Items Made with PVC Plastic. Avoid plastics labeled as “PVC” or “#3”.
  6.  Plastic Cutlery (e.g. forks) and Straws. Not biodegradable or recyclable.
  7.  Paper Towels. Look for recycled, non-bleached.
  8.  Poultry Products from Industrial Farms. Buy meat and eggs that are certified organic.


* See the complete article: Green America, “15 Things You Should Never Buy Again” available at https://www.greenamerica.org/green-living/15-things-you-should-never-buy-again (accessed August 17, 2018).