7. Don't dump fats, oils, and greases (FOG) down the drain. FOG in the drain leads to clogged pipes and contaminated water. Collect FOG in a sealable container and dispose of it with your regular trash. Share these tips with your friends, because clean pipes are green pipes!
8. It’s bluebonnet season! Time to get out and take your annual Texas spring selfie among the wildflowers. Do you know if it’s illegal to pick our state flower?
9. Learn how to conserve and reduce waste for the benefit of your wallet and the environment. Here are five simple ways you can:
10. Ever wonder what to do with used batteries? Single-use batteries often wind up in the trash. Reusable batteries and charging banks help reduce the number of batteries that end up in landfills. Learn how to properly dispose of all battery types when they're no longer useful.
11. Shorten your showers to save water at home. On average, taking a shower saves more water than taking a bath. Set a timer to help limit your water use in the bathroom.
12. Practice the three R’s of waste reduction: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Try applying the three R’s to purchase decisions and waste disposal. Avoid buying items with excessive packaging, reuse items as many times as you can, and recycle everything you can according to local guidance. Get inspired by reading about the many successes that Texans have had in reducing waste in recent years.
13. Want to partner with Take Care of Texas in bigger, more meaningful ways? Join the ranks of other environmentally conscious organizations by prompting your organization to become a Proud Partner.