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Going Green with NPL

Reduce Plastic Waste

Plastic Bags:
The library has started recycling newspaper bags. You can do the same by bringing yours to the Bag2Bag recycling bin at Sunset or another participating store. They also accept dry cleaning bags and other plastic bags and some shrink wraps. See the Bag2Bag site for more information on what they recycle.

Plastic Bottles:
It is estimated that 17 million gallons of crude oil are used on an annual basis to produce plastic bottles, and 22 billion water bottles end up in landfills every year. Instead of bottled water, keep a pitcher in the fridge at home or fill a reusable bottle or cup from the cooler at work.

Reduce Paper Waste

Pay your bills online and switch to paperless statements.

Register at and to stop getting catalogs and junk mail you don’t want.

Think before printing. Set your printer default to double-sided and use Print Preview to print only the pages you need. Save files on your computer instead of printing them for your records.

Switch to cloth napkins, and reduce or eliminate your use of paper towels. Use sponges or washable cloths to clean up messes instead.