Sunday, June 13, 2010

Reduce! Reuse! Recycle!

Being pro-active when it comes to recycling is one of the easiest things we can do to help the environment and to help protect natural resources from being depleted.

There are three major components to reducing your environmental footprint:  Reduce; Reuse; Recycle.

By cutting back on what we consume daily, including solid waste, energy, and water, we can help "reduce" our environmental footprint.

By finding other ways to "reuse" products for another purpose is a great way to reduce your impact on the environment.

Once an item has been used to it's max, and there is nothing else useful to do with it, recycle it!  There are many ways you can "recycle" products, such as curbside recycling and mail back programs.

"Communities as well as individuals are always looking for new ways to address the concern of reduction. The most common, cost-effective way is reducing household waste and recycling. According to the EPA, about 75 percent of what is found in the average garbage can is recyclable, and our national recycling rate hovers at around 14 percent, so there is definitely room for improvement."

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