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1.03 B UNDERSTAND REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. The best place to practice conserving resources is at home. Individuals can substantially REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE waste and conserving resources by practicing the following :. REDUCE: To cut the amount of WASTE used:.

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1 03 b understand reduce reuse recycle
1.03 B UNDERSTANDREDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

The best place to practice conserving resources is at home. Individuals can substantially REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE waste and conserving resources by practicing the following:

1.03B Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

reduce to cut the amount of waste used
REDUCE: To cut the amount of WASTE used:

SOLID WASTE (consuming and conserving):

  • Packaging:
    • Choose products with minimal packaging to reduce
  • Paper Products:
    • Reduce the amount of paper products used
  • Other:
    • Identify products and practices to reduce waste toxicity.
    • Consult: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/pubs/hhw-con.pdffor options for using and disposing of household disposable waste safely

1.03B Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

reduce to cut the amount of energy used
REDUCE: To cut the amount of ENERGY used:
  • Lighting
  • Surface Units
  • Refrigerators / Freezers
  • Ovens
    • Examples
    • Solutions

1.03B Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

reduce to cut the amount of water used
REDUCE: To cut the amount of WATER used:
  • Faucets
  • Dishwashing
  • Cooking Methods
    • Examples
    • Solutions

1.03B Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

reuse products that you can use again
REUSE: Products that you can use again

Solutions

  • Consider reusable products
  • Maintain and repair durable products
  • Reuse bags, containers, and other items
  • Borrow, rent, or share items used infrequently
  • Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out.
  • Be creative with leftovers and create new dishes.

1.03B Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

recycle products that can be reprocessed to making something new
RECYCLE: Products that can be reprocessed to making something new

Solutions:

  • Choose recyclable products
  • Select products made from recycled materials
  • Consult this website http://www.epa.gov/osw/partnerships/plugin/pdf/donate.pdf to find out details on e-cycle electronics and partners to assist with e-cycling
  • Compost yard clippings and some food scraps.
  • Find creative ways to recycle “diosposal packages and products.

1.03B Reduce, Reuse, Recycle