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The Green Life: Green Your New Year's Resolution: Buy Used

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January 08, 2009

Green Your New Year's Resolution: Buy Used

Vintage furniture Happy new year! You may have already committed to the bulk of your resolutions, but deepening your shade of green will do us all good. This week, we’re giving you easy-to-stick-to ways to make 2009 greener.

Tip #4: Buy Used

To steal a euphemism from the car industry, buying “pre-owned” instantly saves all the resources that would have gone into – and the pollution that would have come out of – producing a brand-new item. Whether you’re shopping for a house, furniture, a vehicle, electronics, clothes, jewelry, books, or most anything else, going vintage is the best way to go green.


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