Waste prevention, also referred to as "source reduction," means changing habits to reduce the amount of trash created every day. Putting reduce into practice is one of the best ways to help your community decrease the amount of material that goes to the landfill. Here are a few tips to help make less garbage and save money and resources :
**Pack zero waste lunches by using reusable storage containers and beverage containers instead of plastic sandwich bags and drink pouches.
**Purchase products in bulk sizes to reduce packaging waste.
**Purchase products with packaging made from recycled and/or recyclable materials (glass, plastic jugs, etc).
**Buy and use products in refillable containers and use reusable drink cups.
**Use reusable shopping bags instead of disposable paper or plastic bags.
**Trade books and magazines with friends and family.
**Compost your organic waste.
In addition, you can eliminate unwanted mail by removing your name from national mailing lists.
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