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Is your city wasteful?

By: chief on Jan. 20, 2011, 6:25 a.m.
Man checking out books at library

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Seattle checks out the library

People in Seattle also came out on top for borrowing books from the library (or buying used) rather than buying new books. Other areas where Seattle ranked No. 1:

  • Throwing out less than two bags of trash each week
  • Buying bulk food to avoid extra packaging
  • Buying locally grown or produced foods
  • Composting fruits and vegetable scraps
  • Using reusable grocery bags
  • Reusing wrapping paper and ribbons