I got the idea for this post a few weeks ago, and since Earth Day is Monday, April 22nd this seemed like the perfect time to write it up. The recycling program where we live recently faced some changes and had to revert back to an older, less efficient system. This has made the topic of recycling come up more than usual lately and it’s really been making me think about our impact on the environment. As the poor couple, when we first moved in together most of our focus was on getting what we needed at a price we could afford. As we’ve gotten more established in our home it’s given us a chance to make some changes in what we buy – though price is still almost always first priority! So let’s take a look at what changes we’ve made over the past couple of years to help reduce our use of plastic in our home and how you can do it too!