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Budget-friendly Sustainability

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Everyone is in a different spot in their journey to sustainable living. With all the eco-friendly products out there, you may be unsure where to start and what products are best. While there are many options to invest in, from reusable silicone storage bags and stainless-steel straws to mason jars…

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Reusing & Recycling Holiday Items

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Common holiday items such as wrapping paper, string lights and artificial trees end up in the landfill each year. Here are some eco-friendly tips to keep in mind as you plan for upcoming celebrations. And when it’s time to clean up afterward, use the resources below to reuse and recycle…

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Our Commitment to Preventing Food Waste

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The United States is the global leader in food waste. 40% of all food in this country is wasted — 80 billion pounds a year. Most ends up in landfills, where it produces methane, a harmful greenhouse gas 28 to 36 times as potent as carbon dioxide. At Mississippi Market,…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge, Week 3

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By Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes As we celebrated the 49th Earth Day (it began on April 22 in 1970) I contemplated how much easier it would have been to go 20 days without generating waste 49 years ago. Here and now in 2019, I was able to cut…

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Package-Free Eating, Week 3

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Presented by Gail Graham, Mississippi Market General Manager I took on board chair Heather’s package-free Zero Waste Shopping Challenge with an aspirational attitude. I knew I wouldn’t be 100% successful. While I haven’t been doing as well as I hoped, it certainly has raised my awareness level about just…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge, Week 2

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Share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media by Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge. Lucky shoppers will be randomly chosen to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. By Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes The primary lesson I learned…

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Package-Free Eating: Do your Research

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How do you shop zero waste? Share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media by Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge for your chance to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. Winners will be randomly chosen from those who use the…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge, Week 1

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Share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media by Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge. Lucky shoppers will be randomly chosen to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. By Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes I had a brief moment…

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Package-Free Eating, Day 1

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Don’t forget to share your Zero Waste Shopping Challenge photos on social media between now and Earth Day (April 22) using the hashtag #MMZeroWasteChallenge. Lucky shoppers will be randomly chosen to win a reusable water bottle, shopping bag, or lunch container. Presented by Mississippi Market General Manager, Gail Graham…

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Zero Waste Shopping Challenge

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Presented by Mississippi Market Board Chair, Heather Haynes When I was young (in the mid-70s), “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” was an oft repeated phrase. Over the years, the phrase seemed to get reversed. Gradually, the emphasis on “Recycle” increased, the emphasis on “Reuse” decreased, and “Reduce” almost disappeared altogether from…

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