August 18, 2021 - BY Admin

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Being careful about what you buy, consume, and throw away is good for the environment - and your wallet. How many waste management and recycling practices do you use? Make an action plan to expand your efforts.

  • Make waste reduction a priority in your home.
  • Evaluate the waste you generate, and reduce your most significant sources of waste.
  • Measure the garbage you generate, and set measurable goals to reduce it.
  • End wasteful consumption by carefully considering what you need and buying products that last.
  • Purchase products with minimal packaging or packaging that can be recycled, or buy bulk.
  • Replace paper products with reusable alternatives like cloth napkins, plastic or fabric lunch bags, sponges or cotton dishcloths, reusable plates, glasses, and coffee filters.
  • When only paper will do - office paper, bathroom tissues, etc. 0 use recycled products.
  • Rather than putting unwanted household items in the trash or landfill, donate them to local charities.
  • Purchase durable, quality furniture and equipment that will last; inferior products quickly become scrap.
  • Designate a collection area for recyclable paper, glass, cardboard, metals, and plastic.
  • Compost grass clippings, leaves, and kitchen waste outdoors.