January 23, 2020
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BLOG: Going Green in Murray Hill
Living in Murray Hill means comfort and convenience in a neighborhood of cozy brownstones and hip restaurants, where the beating heart of the world’s greatest metropolis meets a quieter lifestyle along the East River. But just because you make your home in the shadow of the Empire State Building doesn’t mean you can’t live a greener, cleaner life every day. Here at Algin Management, we encourage residents of our luxury no-fee apartment rentals in Manhattan to live the least wasteful and most efficient lives possible. And that starts with how we buy and store our food. Here are some simple steps Murray Hill residents can take when grocery shopping to help preserve a livable world for generations to come.
When shopping at a nearby grocery store, like the popular Trader Joe’s on Third Avenue, bring along reusable bags to carry and store what you buy. Single-use plastic bags are one of the most wasteful products used by Americans. According to the Center for Biological Diversity, “The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year.” By simply buying a few reusable bags and using them for everyday shopping trips, Murray Hill residents can effortlessly help put an end to this type of pollution.
While shopping, look for recycled paper products, such as the paper towels made by Seventh Generation. Made from at least 80 percent post-consumer recycled fiber, these paper towels help mitigate the impact that harvesting forests for paper has on the environment. Simple decisions made while shopping can have a big impact on your family’s carbon footprint, and choosing recycled paper products is an easy and inexpensive way to promote stewardship of the Earth.
But what about when you get home with your groceries in your reusable bag? Take a look at the range of environmentally conscious items at Flying Tiger Copenhagen just south of Madison Square Park, where you will find metal and glass lunchboxes and storage containers that are perfect for keeping your dry goods fresh without generating a ton of used recyclables. Plus, with a host of fun cookware and serving options, Flying Tiger Copenhagen will help you stock your new kitchen with unique items.
Best of all, these items are reusable, making them a smart investment when moving into your new home. We hope these tips have been helpful and that residents of the Murray Hill homes from Algin Management will take them to heart the next time they head to the grocery store.
We look forward to welcoming you to your new, no-fee NYC apartment rental. Rent with us today!