Today’s Tip from The Green Year: 365 Small Things You Can Do to Make a Big Difference: Switch to non-aerosol cans.
You can find products ranging from household cleaners to hairspray in aerosol cans. A lot of aerosols use carbon dioxide, propane, and butane — greenhouse gasses that contribute to global warming — to propel the product out of the can. Used aerosol cans are often considered hazardous waste because of the toxic propellants.
Non-aerosol cans are a more environmentally friendly alternative and readily available on store shelves. In most cases, you won’t even have to switch products; just choose the non-aerosol versions of your favorite brands.
See all of the other tips in our Go Green series.
My favorite “green” pin this week is an interesting one. Check out all these chandeliers made from recycled materials. Some of them are really out there but cool to look at!