Reduce, Reuse, then Recycle
The easiest, most direct way for you to make a difference is to watch what you buy and throw away. By following these basic principles:
There are lots of ways that you can put the 3 R’s into practice in your workday. Many of them are not difficult to do, won't take up a lot of time and won't cost more – in fact, they may even save you money!
Remember that less waste can translate intomore jobs, a stronger economy, energy
The purchase of products made with recycled material is the last step in the recycling process and is crucial to its success. By purchasing recycled products, you are helping to develop markets for materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill.
While almost everyone knows about recycled content paper, recycled products come in many shapes, sizes, and forms including: Carpeting; construction materials; toner cartridges; vehicle fluids; pens and pencils; landscaping materials; furniture; retread tires; clothing; and many other items.
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