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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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You may have heard the phrase “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” - these are called the 3 Rs! They are an easy way to remember how to limit wasting resources – like paper, plastic, and metal. The 3 Rs are listed in order of importance! This means that, when we think about the waste we produce, we need to:

  • First, think about ways to reduce our waste.
  • Second, we think about how we could possibly reuse the item before we discard it, and
  • Third, we determine whether we can recycle the items in our area. If we can, we recycle it, and if not, sending it to the landfill is the last option.