Try composting as a way to use your kitchen and yard waste to benefit your garden. Not sure how to get started? Check out these composting resources at the library.
1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062
Reduce Plastic Waste
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.
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.