Monday, May 25th, 2020

What Are the 3 R’s?

Published on June 26, 2014 by   ·   36 Comments Pin It

In the second installment of my 34 video series for I explain the 3 R’s.  It’s likely you’ve heard this term thrown around – but do you really know what it means? No worries, I’ll explain in layman’s terms in a few minutes, plus dole out a few tips on eco-saving! Remember, I don’t edit these videos,’s able team does – but you can trust that I babbled on and on with all sorts of details. Fortunately for you, is committed to keeping these vids under 5 minutes everytime to keep them digestible and watchable.

If you’re at work and can’t watch the video, the transcript is available below the video;

You’ve heard a lot about the three R’s; that’s one of the main tenants of green living: reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s simple, and I’m going to show you exactly what it means.

The first thing is reduce. Do you really need 800 lipsticks in your cabinet? Maybe you think you do, but you really don’t. A great thing to use is all in one products that cover a lot of turf with one bottle. There are plenty nowadays. You can also buy less. How? You ask me. You still love clothes, so do I. Have clothing swaps with your girlfriends where you swap out clothes at the end of seasons, or whenever you’ve had enough of what’s in your wardrobe. It’s great clothes for you, and less waste for the planet. It’s a win/win situation. I even do it with my kid’s clothes, with books, with pots and pans, you can really do it with anything.

It’s an amazing wealth of opportunity of ways you can reduce what you bring into your house. Also by using things that are what? Reusable, that’s right. Things like Klean Kanteen, dump the water bottle. It’s a simple step. Reusable plates like bamboo forks and knives, these are great to use for parties, but also permanently. They all come with little containers, so you can bring them to work with you if you wanted to. There are endless opportunities for reusables. I’m also a huge fan of glass straws which are unreal for kids, and also they really take up a lot less space than you think they would. Glass straw, hemp sleeve, boom, done. Reducing is simple.

Reusing is also simple. All of these things can be reused, but also things you wouldn’t necessarily think that could be reused like, what? A box, right; everybody has a box in their house that they get sent products in,
but usually people toss them in the recycling bin and then you buy another one when you need one. Save them, reuse them, everything is recyclable from your electronics, to glasses, to teddy bears, even your underwear. There’s nothing in your house that you have to throw in the garbage to sit in a landfill for hundreds of years. That’s ridiculous, and we can do better.

Starting with your electronics, my Kindle broke, what am I going to do? Well, it’s not garbage. There’s all these amazing websites which will buy your electronics back from you and pay you pretty competitive rates. You
also don’t always need the newest phone, or the newest flat screen TV. You can do with what you have and upgrade when it’s time, but always responsibly get rid of your electronics because there’s a place for them just like glasses. You can donate your glasses. You can donate old sheets and towels to animal shelters where they use them as bedding for pets in need. There’s absolutely no reason to throw anything out.

The final tip is recycling. Use you buying power when it comes to recycling. Absolutely everything you buy you can buy recycled versions of. My toothbrushes come from a plant that uses recycled fibers. My shoes are made from recycled PET, which is a safe plastic that’s been recycled into fiber. There’s nothing that you can’t buy. Use your buying power. Even if you have to spend a few more dollars; it’s worth it in the long run because what you’re contributing to is you’re investing in new technologies. You’re investing in a future for your children and grandchildren.

HOST: Chloé Jo Davis


Reusable water bottle by EcoVessel / Glass Straw & Hemp Sleeve by Glass Dharma

About videos are made available on an “as is” basis, subject to the User Agreement.

The series was created exclusively for, but you’ll be seeing it on as well. This is the first lifestyle series for with an eco-friendly focus and they are “overjoyed” to be affiliated with GirlieGirl Army. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard of and visited About is the premiere resource for expert driven content on the internet and is one of the most established tech companies in the online publishing industry. About is 17 years old and has more than 86 million users each month accessing information on a wide range of topics, from parenting and technology to healthcare and cooking and more!

Sign up now to receive word on when the next video is live.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pin It

Readers Comments (36)

  1. Greta says:

    This vids are fantastic and you’re clearly a star. More more more!!

  2. Kristienne says:

    Adore watching you. Wish you were on mainstream tv!

  3. Maria Gold says:

    Gorgeous. Smart. Fabulous.
    Great advice. I want more videos!

  4. Fantastic video. Clear and concise for those who are not too familiar with the 3R’s.
    I personally try my best not to purchase anything that I truly do not need.
    Thank you Chloe.
    P.S. Your hair is fabulous as always!

  5. Dana says:

    Love the videos and want everyone to see them. You are natural, smart, no-nonsense, fun and glam all at the same time – keep them coming!

  6. Consider incorporating sustainability into every product.

    Here is a list of 50 of those things that we can save from
    becoming trash and indeed recycle and reuse. But, Vo – IP systems provide a great
    way to use more of the computer and Internet resources that
    are already available instead of taking the time to create and use more.

  7. Hello, tender thanks you in spite of information! I repost in Facebook

  8. EverettKeere says:

    Hello, thank you in regard to information! how much does viagra cost I repost in Facebook.
    how long for viagra to take effect

  9. Peterrof says:

    Hello, thank you in regard to phrase! how much does cialis cost
    generic viagra without subscription

  10. WayneVex says:

    Cialis how to get cialis samples does medicaid cover cialis

  11. WayneVex says:

    Cialis cheapest cialis fda warning list cialis

  12. WayneVex says:

    Cialis cialis or viagra cialis for daily use

  13. WayneVex says:

    Cialis does cialis lower blood pressure does cialis lower blood pressure

  14. Roberttes says:

    cheap viagra australia online viagra cheap fast best place to order cialis online

  15. Roberttes says:

    cvs viagra how to buy cialis online uk pink cialis pills

  16. Roberttes says:

    cheapest brand cialis online buy generic cialis in usa should buy cialis online

  17. indibPap says:

    cheap viagra tablets sale cialis without a doctor’s prescription generic cialis buy

  18. indibPap says:

    cheap viagra aust cialis without a doctor’s prescription viagra sale derby

  19. indibPap says:

    where to buy the cheapest cialis the cost of cialis cheap brand name viagra

  20. indibPap says:

    safe place buy cialis online can you buy cialis mexico buy cialis canada pharmacy

  21. indibPap says:

    viagra pro order now buy cialis nz buy cialis hong kong

  22. como ganhar na lotofacil acertar na lotofacil ganhar na lotofacil como ganhar na lotofacil de verdade como ganhar na lotofacil sempre como ganhar na lotofacil 2020 como ganhar na lotofacil 100 garantido dicas lotofacil como acertar na lotofacil dicas para ganhar na lotofacil

  23. indibPap says:

    viagra sale spain order brand name viagra online how to order cialis online no prescription

  24. indibPap says:

    discount for levitra buy cialis generic viagra buy women

  25. indibPap says:

    buy viagra manchester viagra online order cialis online australia

  26. indibPap says:

    how to order cialis from canada cheap viagra red viagra pills

  27. indibPap says:

    buy genuine levitra generic viagra – cialis without a prescription

  28. indibPap says:

    levitra online sales levitra coupon – can you buy levitra walmart

  29. indibPap says:

    what are cialis pills for levitra – best website order viagra

  30. indibPap says:

    how to order generic viagra cialis cost – liquid viagra buy uk

  31. indibPap says:

    cialis for sale in the philippines generic cialis – where to buy viagra in la

  32. indibPap says:

    buy levitra pills – tadalafil generic viagra cost

  33. indibPap says:

    п»їcialis for sale canada – viagra pills buy viagra no prescription

  34. indibPap says:

    viagra over the counter walmart how to buy cialis online

  35. Pyawtff says:

    Chez these shortcomings are admittedly to buy sildenafil

  36. indibPap says:

    buy viagra in australia viagra sale europe

Shop GGA

Sharing Buttons by Linksku
  • Contributors
  • Disclaimer
  • Press
  • Cheapskates
  • Sign Up
  • About
  • Advertisers
  • Contact Us
  • Style & Beauty
  • Lifestyle
  • Mamazon
  • Nosh
  • Wellness
  • Exclusive
  • Default
  • Get This
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009