Waste Reduction

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Reuse Tips:

  • Take food to work or school in a reusable container
  • Use plastic or paper grocery bags to line trash cans
  • Use glass containers for storage
  • Keep old paper for taking phone messages
  • Hold a garage sale
  • Donate old clothing or furniture to a thrift shop

Be a Smart Shopper:

  • Avoid buying disposable products when possible
  • Buy only what you need and use it up
  • Buy larger sizes or use concentrates
  • Avoid products with excess packaging

For additional tips, see the Environmental Protection Agency's Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste.

See Also:
A-Z List of Recycling and Trash Topics
Materials for Recycling or Disposal

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