Reduce Reuse Recycle
Reduce Reuse Recycle it. PLEASE… We live in a throw-away society…but…
Did you know that you can never really throw anything away? You can put your trash out for collection, but it doesn’t really go away.
In actuality, all you’ve done is simply had it moved from one location to another.
It stays on the planet…in the land, in the air and in the water. And with every passing day it’s becoming more of a burden in terms of air pollution, water pollution, and a toxic environment.
Have you ever asked yourself. "What are the reasons why I should recycle?" Well, I just gave you the best reasons. To help keep your world a cleaner and safer place to live in.
Recycling reduces greenhouse gases and air and water pollution that results from the use of raw materials—and saves resources and energy.
Everything we consume uses some amount of raw material and energy for its manufacture. We can save both by reusing materials that have already been mined, collected, refined or processed.
What To Do With Our Trash
Let me say it again...REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE it! Getting rid of all we consume and the waste we create on the front end (manufacturing) and back end (the garbage we throw out) presents challenges. There are a number of ways to deal with our waste:
• Reduction of waste at the source…that’s means everyone.
The best thing you can do for the planet is to REDUCE REUSE RECYCLE the amount of waste you produce:
• Recovery and
• Disposal into
and waste incinerators.
• Consume less
• Buy items with less or no packaging
• Reuse and recycle items
• Compost food scraps and yard clippings
• Buy used
• Sell or donate stuff you no longer need or want
• Use it up
• Don’t buy new just because
• Buy recycled products
Make It New Again
Buy Recycled Goods
Buy recycled products that use recovered materials instead of using raw sources for the manufacture of new products. Materials like glass, metal, plastics, and paper can be processed into new materials or products. Recycled paper products are readily available and cost no more than other paper products.
Most communities have some sort of curbside recovery program or a drop-off facility. Use this search tool to find a location near you.
The Garbage Dump: Out of Sight, Out of Mind
The last place you want your waste to end up is in a landfill or garbage dump, hazardous or not. No one wants a dump in their backyard.
Toxic Waste: Hazardous Materials in and around your Home
Batteries, light bulbs, cell phones, computers, and televisions create toxic waste. Hazardous materials found in every day household items can and should be recycled.
Starting a Compost Pile at Home
Make your own compost pile at home to use for organic vegetable gardening with easy composting how-to intructions.
Going Green with an Eco-friendly Lifestyle Make-over
What does going green mean in terms of savings and how does it relate to the greenhouse effect?
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