Sustainable Lifestyle

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The 5 Rs:

Refuse

Reduce

Reuse

Repurpose

Recyclce

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REFUSE

Refuse to buy wasteful or non-recyclable products. Refuse unnecessary packaging,

such as plastic bags. Make smarter

purchasing decisions to reduce waste. 

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REUSE

The world has become accustomed to only using things once. Find ways to repurpose items you normally throw away. Replace single-use products, such as plates, utensils, and napkins, with reusable ones. 

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RECYCLE

Recycling is the last step in the 5 Rs processes once you have exhausted all your other options. Cardboard, paper, plastics, aluminum and glass can all be recycled. Reduce your waste and create an effective recycling program for your home or business. 

REDUCE

Reduce your consumption of harmful, wasteful, and non-recyclable products and your dependency on them. Some changes to consider: reducing your use of single-use plastics, always print double sides, avoid Styrofoam cups.

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REPURPOSE

Also referred to as upcycling. This step requires some creativity to find new uses for items. For example, cardboard boxes and mugs can be used to hold and store items. Find unconventional ways to repurpose things before throwing them away. 

BUSINESSES

Discover some sustainable businesses with environmentally friendly products for you! There are many products available that we waste every day. These alternatives will satisfy your needs and preserve resources.

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Information and image adapted from: https://www.roadrunnerwm.com/blog/