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Environmental Help Desk Tip for Week of September 16, 2019

by Utah Nickel

The Three Rs of Environmental Recovery

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!  Cutting your trash by half a bag each week saves at least 1100 pounds of CO2 a year. 

Buy more minimally packaged and reusable goods when you shop. Compost vegetable waste.  One pound of reduced or recycled waste reduces CO2 by at least a pound. 

Making products from recycled (instead of raw) materials uses less energy and produces less waste: 30-55% less waste for paper products, 33% less for glass and 90% less for aluminum!


    Provided by Upper Charles Climate Action –