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Tips & Hacks: Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Birthday!

Did you know that making just a few small changes at home could have such a big impact on the planet? This year, try out a few more Earth-friendly habits because if we all do, we can make a BIG difference on our planet. To get you started, we have come up with a few tips on how you can reduce, reuse, recycle, and go green this Earth Day! Ready to get your Earth Day on?

Reusable Tote Bags

It’s time to ditch the plastic bags! This is probably something you’ve been thinking about when you see reusable bags near the grocery store checkout line, but haven’t made the switch yet. Earth Day is the perfect time to do it! Stock up on $1 reusable fabric tote bags from Dollar Tree and take them with you when you grocery shop. Bonus: You’ll never bust through a plastic bag in the parking lot again! Are you TOTES convinced yet?

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BPA-Free Reusable Water Bottles

Take your drink with you on the go! Our reusable water bottles are great for taking to the gym, on a walk, in the car, at the office, and just about anywhere. Fill and freeze overnight for ice cold water during the day! Available in multiple sizes and styles, stock up on reusable plastic water bottles to conserve and be eco-friendly.

LED Light Bulbs

Swap out your regular bulbs with LED bulbs! They give off as much light as regular bulbs while using less energy, and you may even see your electricity bill go down. Dollar Tree sells them for just a buck each and they fit any standard-sized fixture. Plus, they last up to 22 years based on an average use of three hours a day. If you’re looking to use even less energy, try Dollar Tree’s new halogen bulbs! They give off the equivalent brightness of a 100-Watt bulb and are also dimmable. This Earth Day change is a no-brainer.

Solar Stake Lights

Don’t forget the solar garden lights to illuminate your beautiful garden décor! Place solar stake lights in the front garden, or line the walkway to the front door. Use them to accent the back garden and flower beds and watch your home go from drab to fab! These lights give your outdoor space a homey touch and make finding your way to the front door much easier. Plus, solar lights illuminate up to 8 hours each night and are eco-friendly.

Paper Straws

Classic paper straws add a trendy touch to your parties and picnics. Plus, they are biodegradable and help to reduce the use of plastic on our Earth… now you can drink to that!

Betty Crocker® Reusable Food Storage Containers

Keep food fresh, your fridge organized, and your Earth happy with food savers and storage containers. They have tight-sealing lids that are great for lunches and leftovers. With a wide variety of volume sizes and shapes, Dollar Tree’s plastic containers are the ideal solution for storing all kinds of food, plus they can be continuously reused!

Did You Know?

Since 2013, Dollar Tree has participated in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Shipper Performance Program, taking steps to advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency – all key steps in reducing our environmental footprint. Dollar Tree has embarked on a multi-year project to convert existing stores from fluorescent to LED lighting, and all new Dollar Tree stores are opening with LED lighting.

Looking for more Earth-friendly tips this Earth day? Check out these 4 easy ways to embrace Earth day!

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