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Jan 31, 2013

What do you do to help promote recycling?

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    Jan 31, 2013

    If you really want to be a good recycler, reduce your use of disposables or products made of virgin materials as much as possible. Here's some things we've done at home to reduce our use and be better recyclers: - We use cloth napkins and dish rags rather than paper. - We store food in reusable glass, metal and plastic containers. - We fill up a Brita pitcher with tap water and keep it in the fridge for when we want a cold drink of water. - We buy frozen concentrated organic orange juice and make it in a reusable pitcher. - We use tissues, toilet paper and paper towels made of 100% recycled paper. - We use rechargeable batteries. - We buy fresh produce that's lose, not packaged. - We buy in bulk whenever possible. - We've taken our names off junk mail lists, reducing the amounts of paper that comes into our home. - We make our own meals from fresh ingredients rather than buy packaged prepared foods. - We carry our lunch in reusable containers and our coffee or water in thermoses that we can use for years. - We sort all paper waste in a different container from our glass, metal and plastic, as is specified by our city. - Whatever electronic equipment we don't want anymore and the manufacturer won't take back we haul to the church around the corner on the designated pick up days set by a community-based group that recycles e-waste. At work, we could do more but here's a few things we've instituted to reduce our material use and be good recyclers: - We send documents electronically, and only print them when necessary - We use the double side print feature on our printer - We use 100% recycled paper in the bathroom and kitchen - We have a water cooler - We have two types of bins, one for trash, one for paper that can be recycled. - We recycle our ink cartridges, using the mail packages provided by the

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