One way to make the world a better place and more sustainable for our kids and grand kids is simple. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We live in a world that is very unpredictable and difficult but this is simple.
Reduce – reduce your footprint. Easy as not using paper plates or disposable utensils, refilling reusable bottles for water, taking your own bags to the grocery store, buying in bulk or looking for products with less packaging. Buy reusable over disposable!
Reuse – Buy used. You can find everything from clothes to building materials at specialized reuse centers and consignment shops. Maintain and repair products, like clothing, tires and appliances, so that they won’t have to be thrown out and replaced as frequently. And lastly, donate usable items that you don’t need any longer.
Recycle – from the Republic website
1. Know what to recycle
Make sure you’re putting the right materials in your recycling container—paper, cardboard, metal cans, plastic bottles and jugs.
2. Empty. Clean. Dry.TM
Keep all recyclables free of food and liquid. One dirty item can contaminate an entire truckload, so make sure recyclables are empty, clean and dry.
3. Don’t bag it
Never bag or bundle your recyclables. Items should be placed in the container loose, unless your city has specified otherwise.
Be Clean. Be Happy. Be Healthy