In simple terms, to reduce means to use less and therefore, create less waste. A key contributor to global emissions stems from production. In order to offset the effects of overproduction, we can choose to reduce what we buy, consume, and look for ways that we can produce less waste overall.
When you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don’t have to worry about disposing or recycling it later.Think about ways you can reduce your waste when you shop, work, and play:
Tips and Tricks:
- Make double-sided copies when printing
- Say no to junk mail and register online with the direct mail preference service
- Pay your bills online
- Compost all your yard trimmings
- Use worms to eat your food discards
- Pack a refillable water bottle and keep it with you at all times, especially when traveling.
Be a Smart Shopper
- Buy products in bulk, when possible or refill containers
- Buy products with less packaging
- Buy products that can be reused, recycled or composted when you are done with them
- Buy products that contain recycled content
Use less by reducing what you consume so you can create less waste and reduce your overall CO2 footprint. To learn more, visit our Education Page.