We Earthlings

Do you think about the waste that a product will create before you make a purchase? This is precycling, the step you make before recycling — it helps you avoid waste in the first place. Consider these questions before you make a purchase and you’ll be on your way to effective precycling:

  • Is a product made from recycled materials? Is the product itself recyclable at the end of its life?
  • How much packaging is there? Is the packaging easily recyclable?
  • Do you really need this product? Do you have something you could reuse or repurpose instead?

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Precycling is thinking before buying. Teach it!

This post was originally published on July 3, 2019.



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