Waste reduction helps
save raw materials and landfill space. Itís also a good way to reduce
pollution and save energy. Waste Reduction starts with the changes you can make
at home, work, in your community and when shopping.
- Buy only what you
- Purchase in Bulk.
- Avoid disposable
- Read the label-
Choose materials made with non toxic ingredients.
- Reuse or refuse
shopping bags - bring your own sturdy bags.
- Buy durable, high
- Reuse household
articles such as bags, boxes and plastic food containers.
- Maintain and
repair items before buying new ones.
- Rent instead of
buying such as a power tool.
- Sell or donate
goods you no longer want.
- Donate old magazines and catalogues to local charities, waiting rooms or schools.
- Leave cut grass
clippings in your lawn.
- Place the
following items in your curbside container and set on curb on your
neighborhood's recycling day or take to your recycling drop-off center:
newspaper, glass, aluminum cans, foil and pie plates, tin cans and
#1 and #2 plastics bottles.
- Make two-sided
copies, whenever possible.
- Make interoffice
phone calls, if appropriate instead of sending memos.
- Use ceramic mugs
or glasses instead of disposable cups.
- Use scrap paper
for memos, notes, etc.
- Reuse envelopes
for routing memos and office materials.
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