28 Mar '12, 4pm

For advanced greenies only: Learn how to precycle to make a huge dent in your waste footprint

For advanced greenies only: Learn how to precycle to make a huge dent in your waste footprint

We’ve all heard the familiar phrase; ‘reduce, reuse, recycle.’ For many of us, recycling is a habit to which we have grown accustomed. It makes sense to find ways to reuse and recycle items so that they stay out of landfills and last as long as possible. But what about reducing the amount of waste of which you dispose in the first place? Enter ‘precycling,’ the proactive approach to the ‘reduce’ portion of our well-known saying. According to the Environmental Protection Agency , Americans generated over 250 million tons of waste in 2010. Though recycling trends are on the upswing, there is something to be said for avoiding waste to begin with. While recycling is a crucial piece of the sustainability puzzle, it also requires time, energy and resources. By precycling, you are finding ways to avoid unnecessary waste so that you will be contributing less material that gets rec...

Full article: http://earth911.com/news/2012/03/28/precycling-helps-shop...

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