BENEFITS OF PRECYCLING
to reduce waste is key
component of successful precycling. By purchasing less
avoiding disposable items and know how to avoid unnecessary waste is
the most important part of every precycling process.
about what you have thrown away today or this week. By precycling, you
can reduce waste, conserve resources by reusing products and save money
and valuable landfill space.
precycling when shopping. All it
takes is an extra moment of your time at the store and you will be on
your way to save your local environment and the planet!
reduce your unnecessary waste by making environmentally-sound and intelligent decisions
at the store. Simply by making correct buying choices, you can prevent
needless waste from entering the solid waste stream.
Precycle When Shopping:
only at supermarkets that feature bulk bins for a variety of items. Buy
what you need and store in your reusable containers at home.
- Always buy loose fruits and
vegetables instead of packaged.
- Choose a product with
the least amount of packaging. Store brands and generic brands
often use less packaging and will save you money as well.
- Avoid single-serving packages.
goods in economy-sized packages because larger containers mean less
packaging and less cost per unit. For example, two 8-oz. cans use about
40 percent more steel than one 16-oz. can.
- Try to
avoid products packaged in two or more different materials because
mixed packaging is difficult to recycle.
- Buy concentrates, they need less
packaging and use less energy.
electric appliances, instead of battery-operated ones, will create less
- Buy and
use cloth napkins, silverware, ceramic mugs, plates and glasses
- Avoid non-compostable and
rechargeable batteries will keep household hazardous waste out of
landfills and save your money.
- Look for
the recycling symbol and buy
recycled packaging (it
usually means that the packaging is recyclable or contains recycled
you buy think what is recyclable in your local community and whenever
possible choose packaging that you can easy recycle at home.
- Avoid disposable items such as
razors and toss-away products.
products in easy recyclable packaging such as cardboard, aluminum,
glass or steel containers.
- If you
are faced with plastic packaging, try to find containers stamped on the
bottom with 1 or 2 because these plastics are easier to recycle.
- Try to choose
durable, reusable products. Although durable
long-wearing products may cost more at first, they will save your money
in the long run. They save environment by producing less waste and
bring more pleasure to the user with better quality.
- Subscribe to online newsletters and
coupons instead of paper.
- Do not accept a bag when making
- Buy canvas
bags or any other reusable bags and carry them into the
store. If you don't have them yet, try to reuse the grocery bags you
brought home from your last shopping trip.
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