15 things you should never buy again
July 04, 2008
When we were getting ready for our Fourth of July party, I thought of two lists I’d read on the Co-op America Web site: Ten Things You Should Never Buy Again and Five More Things to Never Buy Again.
Avoiding the purchase of these items will help the environment, according to Co-op America. For each item on both lists, an explanation is given on why it’s harmful to you and/or the environment. Alternatives are given for each listing, along with the best option.
Ten Things You Should Never Buy Again
- Styrofoam cups.
- Paper towels.
- Bleached coffee filters.
- Over packaged foods and other products.
- Teak and mahogany.
- Chemical pesticides and herbicides.
- Conventional house cleaners.
- Higher octane gas than you need.
- Toys made with PVC plastic.
- Plastic forks and spoons.
Five More Things You Should Never Buy Again
- Farm raised salmon.
- Beauty/body care products with phthalates and parabens.
- Cling wrap.
- High VOC paints and finishes.
Click on the links above to learn more about the environment and health problems associated with these products.
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