Learn About Precycling –
Precycling, if recycling had a best friend, would be it. Precycling is the practice of reducing your impact on the waste stream by purchasing and using items that are unpackaged, reusable, or recycled. It is also known as a low-waste way of life.
Adopting a low-waste lifestyle or precycling does not happen overnight. Intention and practice are required. Below are some first steps to help you get started.
BYOB stands for bring your own bottle and bag. Many of us are accustomed to drinking bottled water or putting our groceries in plastic bags because both are convenient and readily available. These products seemed brilliant at the time, but they can now be a real problem because plastic bags cannot be recycled in your curbside program and only one out of every four plastic water bottles is recycled in the United States. By switching to reusable water bottles and grocery bags, you can easily reduce – or eliminate – your use of these.
Give old towels a new lease on life. Bath towels that have lost their fluffy luster can be cut into smaller squares and used as dishcloths. It’s a quick and easy way to get the most out of them while saving money and reducing waste.
Look through your friends’ closets. Instead of going to the mall to buy new clothes, call your fashionable friends and propose a clothing swap. It’s an eco-friendly way to update your wardrobe while also catching up with old friends.
Easy To Recycle Packages
Always recycle materials that have an impact. While reducing your reliance on packaged goods can be difficult, you can make a difference by selecting packaging that is easy to recycle. Aluminum cans, for example, can be recycled multiple times, saving energy and natural resources. When deciding between plastic, paper, and cardboard containers, keep in mind that paper and cardboard boxes are your best options.
While we’ve only discussed a few precycling ideas, there are literally hundreds of other ways to reduce waste in your life. Contact us for more information, and ask about our recycling services.