Reduce refers to lessening the amount of items or resources that are consumed, using only the amount that is needed, and looking for alternatives that will lessen our use.
Reuse means extending the 'life' or repurposing an item rather than discarding or throwing it away. Reducing our consumption of materials and reducing the waste of materials also adds to the conservation of our resources.
Recycle means to process old, used items in order that the material can be used to make new products. Examples of things that are often recycled are glass, plastic, newspapers, aluminum cans, used motor oil, and batteries. Recycling is the processes of collecting, processing, remanufacturing, and reusing materials instead of discarding them. This helps conserve raw materials and energy that manufacturers would otherwise use in producing new products. Recycling also reduces the amount of material going into landfills. Recycling helps lessen the pollution that may result from waste disposal.
||What Can I find Here?
|Environment Protection Agency
||Information on how to reduce less waste by practicing the 3 Rs. Source reduction, often called waste prevention, means consuming and throwing away less.
|National Environment Agency
||Location on prolonging the life span by following best practices when following the 3R's.
|AL Gore: 15 ways to avert a climate crisis
||With the same humor and humanity he exuded in An Inconvenient Truth,
Al Gore spells out 15 ways we can address climate change, from buying a hybrid car to inventing a hotter brand name for global warming.
The 3 "R's": Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and understanding the Waste Reduction Hierarchy.
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