Making an Impact at the Curb

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Making an Impact at the Curb

Preventing waste is a powerful strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Waste is not just created when consumers throw items away. Throughout the life cycle of a product-resource extraction, manufacturing, and disposal-waste is generated. Reducing, reusing, and recycling in your home helps conserve energy and reduces pollution and greenhouse gases generated throughout the product's life cycle.

Produce less waste by practicing the 3 Rs:

  • Reduce the amount and toxicity of trash you discard.
  • Reuse containers and products; repair what is broken or give it to someone who can repair it.
  • Recycle much as possible, which includes buying products with recycled content.

Waste prevention means consuming and throwing away less. Read More

Reusing items – by repairing them, donating them to charity and community groups, or selling them – also reduces waste. Read More

Recycling has numerous environmental benefits. Read More