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Going Green: Top 10 Household Products to Avoid

Small steps can make a big difference when it comes to saving the Earth. If you are ready to start going green, take a look at this list of 10 items you should avoid buying and using in your home. Some of these items not only hurt the Earth, they could also be harmful to your family! We suggest alternative choices to help make these eco-friendly changes a bit easier.

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Q: Have you cut down on the amount of Styrofoam products you use?

84% 

Yes

16% 

No

1345 Total votes cast.

Styrofoam is not biodegradable, which means it's here forever. Next time, get your coffee to go in a reusable coffee mug or thermos. Skip the fast food, and use glass and metal storage containers whenever possible.

Next: Paper products and plastic utensils

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