Reduce and Reuse!

Today, this country recycles 32.5 percent of its waste, a rate that has almost doubled during the past 15 years. Recycling household materials like aluminium, paper and plastic redirects millions of tons of waste away from landfills and incinerators, converts them into new materials or products and helps reduce deforestation and the production of greenhouse gas emissions.You can save about 2,400 pounds of carbon dioxide a year by recycling half the waste your household generates. However, you can lower your family’s carbon emissions further by reducing the consumption of disposable products. Shop wisely and choose products that minimize packaging. For example, locally-grown produce generally has less packaging compared to produce sold in chain stores. Also, supporting recycling markets by buying and using products made from recycled materials (look for the label) helps complete the recycling chain.