Less Trash Tuesday: Dry Cleaning or Laundering Your Clothes? Try This to Save Some Money

5 days a week, I wear a laundered or dry cleaned shirt to work.  Each shirt is meticulously pressed and hung using one of the “We Heart Our Customers” hangers and wrapped in a plastic bag.  At the end of the week, I would toss five or more hangers in the recycling bin…

no-more-wire-hangesWhat if people REALLY are SO lazy that they cannot be “inconvenienced” to do something to help THEIR environment?  What if people think it’s truly THAT difficult to institute small changes in their daily behaviors in order to make a big difference?  This is what inspired us to start writing “Tips for How To Create Less Trash Tuesday.”

Each Tuesday, someone from the World Is Your Dumpster movement will share a new, simple tip that they implement in their daily lives in order to create less waste.

5 days a week, I wear a laundered or dry cleaned shirt to work.  Each shirt is meticulously pressed and hung using one of the “We Heart Our Customers” hangers and wrapped in a plastic bag.  At the end of the week, I would toss five or more hangers in the recycling bin, but wondered if I could do more.  The next day, I asked my cleaners if they would accept the old hangers from my laundry and they gleefully said YES.  They actually give the hangers back to their cleaning company, which helps lower their bill, thereby helping keep their prices down and ultimately, saves me money. It doesn’t take much for me to put these hangers aside (I simply hang them on the back of my bedroom door) and when I drop my cleaning off for the week, I simply include the hangers.

Do you have a great idea of how to reduce, reuse, recycle and create less trash?  Submit it to The World Is Your Dumpster and help us create a less wasteful world.

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