Recycle and Reuse for Families

By
Home Inspector with HouseMaster of Lake Norman

We have to be the ones to make the difference. And YOU can make a difference, even in a small way. Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Try to buy products that aren't excessively packaged. It clogs up the landfills and you are buying waste.
  2. Re-use what you can. It saves another item from having to be made.
  3. If at the store you buy only a few things, skip the bag. Better yet, use those cloth bags made to re-use.
  4. If you do have to use plastic bags, make sure you re-use them.
  5. Buy whatever you can from recycled material. It is surprising how much of this is now available!
  6. Garage Sale or donate usable items in your home instead of throwing away.
  7. Ask a teacher if she can use your extra egg cartons, meat trays, or fabric scraps.
  8. Make your home recycle-friendly by having bins for aluminum, plastics and paper.
  9. Don't just throw things away when you can give to someone to reuse them. Or find nifty ways to reuse yourself!
Sources: Jumpstart World

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