Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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Thinking about the ways to prevent everyday trash and household hazardous waste getting into the garbage is the first way to reducing waste. Reducing is about understanding how to not produce trash. Building habits like avoiding disposable and hazardous products. Straws, single serving containers, and certain paper products are such things to avoid, while cleaning products and supplies that are non-toxic make for a better product to choose. Applying habits of reduction goes a long way to lessen the amount of trash sent to the landfill, as well as minimizing health and environmental risks.
Reusing materials or items is another excellent solution to conserving resources and producing less trash. Whether it is reusing in the same manner, or reusing for a completely different purpose, you can avoid putting items in the garbage with some thought, care, and perhaps some imagination. The effort it may take to reuse will be worth it, especially if you are fixing a broken object or item, or making something new out of some old materials; you may learn something valuable along the way, all while helping the environment.
The process that involves the collection of materials, processing of these materials, and reselling of the collected materials is what we know as recycling. Plastic bottles can be processed into fiber, then recycled into a jacket or the stuffing in a sleeping bag. More and more products are becoming 100% recycled content, such as cereal boxes being produced from recycled paper. It’s easy to join the global effort in conserving natural resources, saving energy, reducing pollution, and sustaining the environment for our future generations.
For more information on how you can implement the 3 R’s in your everyday life, please visit: http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/reduce-reuse-recycle-for-kids/.
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