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Tips for Reducing Solid Waste

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REDUCE

  1. Reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging.
  2. Adopt practices that reduce waste toxicity.

REUSE

  1. Consider reusable products.
  2. Maintain and repair durable products.
  3. Reuse bags, containers, and other items.
  4. Borrow, rent, or share items used infrequently.
  5. Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out.

RECYCLE

  1. Choose recyclable products and containers and recycle them.
  2. Select products made from recycled materials.
  3. Compost yard trimmings and some food scraps.

RESPOND

  1. Educate others on source reduction and recycling practices.
  2. Be creative - Find new ways to reduce waste quantity and toxicity.

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