Purchase used as opposed to new items, or items made from recycled materials. Used items, available at antique or thrift stores as well as private sales, are often very affordable and will last just as long as new materials. This is especially true of toys, lamps, and other furniture that is often thrown away because it is outgrown or not needed, rather than because it is old.
– Where in Rochester? Goodwill, Salvation Army, Second Season Clothing, Godiva’s, Art’s Used Furniture, Volunteers of America, Play It Again Sports, Rick’s Recycled Books