Reduce, reuse, recycle

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  • Environmental Protection Agency USA -> www.epa.gov
  • Reduce, reuse, recycle

    1. 1. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Produce less waste by practicing the 3 Rs
    2. 2. The 3Rs REUSE RECYCLE REDUCE
    3. 3. Ways to REDUCE USE LESS RAW MATERIALS BUY TOXIC FREE PRODUCTS PURCHASE DURABLE GOODS REDUCE
    4. 4. Ways to REUSE REPAIR ITEMS USE DURABLE MUGS REFILL BOTTLES DONATE REFILL PENS USE CLOTH NAPKINS USE CLOTH TOWELS REUSE BOXES REUSE:
    5. 5. Benefits of RECYCLING LESS LANDFILLS &INCINERETORS CREATES JOBS SUPPLIES RAW MATERIALS SAVES ENERGY LESS POLLUTANTS KEEPS RESOURCES RECYCLE
    6. 6. The 4th R: RESPOND i.e,buying Recycled Products <ul><li>To create an ECONOMIC INCENTIVE for recyclable materials to be manufactured and marketed </li></ul><ul><li>To SAVE RESOURCES for future generations </li></ul>
    7. 7. COMPOSTING <ul><li>Composting is another way of Recycling : </li></ul><ul><li>It is the controlled biological decomposition of ORGANIC MATTER, such as FOOD and YARD WASTES, into humus </li></ul>
    8. 8. Benefits of Composting REDUCES PESTICIDES &FERTILIZERS PROTECTS SOIL LESS POLLUT. INCREASES BENEFICIAL ORGANISMS LESS LANDFILLS REDUCES PLANT DISEASES PRODUCES HUMUS COMPOSTING
    9. 9. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE <ul><li>LABELS identifying hazardous components: </li></ul><ul><li>DANGER </li></ul><ul><li>TOXIC </li></ul><ul><li>CAUTION </li></ul><ul><li>CORROSIVE </li></ul><ul><li>FLAMMABLE </li></ul><ul><li>POISON </li></ul>
    10. 10. HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE (HHW) <ul><li>Reduce the use of hazardous products </li></ul><ul><li>Give leftover products to someone else to use </li></ul><ul><li>Prevent HHW being disposed of in common landfills and combustors </li></ul>

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