How can you reduce, reuse and recycle?
Reduce the amount of consumables and resources that you use. This results in less pollution, less energy usage and less waste, and minimises the impact of manufactured materials on the environment. For example, you could reduce the amount of travelling you do by car or opt for fresh foods instead of prepackaged foods.
Reuse as many items as you can, as this keeps them out of the waste stream and reduces the amount of waste that needs to be processed. Reusing manufactured materials and containers is a discipline that was second nature to our parents and grandparents, and is one that we all need to develop again. Making use of reusable shopping bags instead of buying disposable bags every time you shop is one way of reusing. Another way is to repair appliances and upgrade computers instead of replacing them.