Precycling to Reduce Waste

Still cleaning up after Christmas present and holiday party overload? What if we didn't generate so much garbage in the first place?  Here are some tips for precycling to help yourself and the planet:
*Avoid disposable products when a more durable version can be used over and over.
*Use secondhand purchases or borrowed items when possible.
*Repair things.
*Choose more local, less packaged versions of items.
*Buy in bulk if you can reasonably use all of the items.
*Consider if the packaging can be recycled or reused.
*Use green wrapping ideas like reusable baskets, reusable fabrics or brown paper.

(Thanks to the Knoxville Recycling Coalition and Keep America Beautiful for some information.)

Tomorrow:  buying groceries with zero packaging

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