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Everyday Examples of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Eliminating waste and protecting our environment requires a community effort, but that doesn’t mean it’s difficult! Check out these simple tips to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Reduce

  • Buy only what you will use – If you have leftovers of something, especially paint or chemicals, pass it along to someone who can use it instead of throwing it away.
  • Purchase products packaged with less waste – Always chose easily recycled products over wasteful ones, buy larger containers that you can divide yourself rather than single serve that use excess packaging, and reconsider bottled water.
  • Remember your grocery bags – Instead of taking home bundles of plastic bags, consider bringing reusable bags to the store. Most stores also offer paper and plastic bag recycling bins.

Reuse

  • Choose durable goods over disposable ones – One higher quality razor creates much less waste than multiple disposables.
  • Donate before throwing away – When getting rid of unwanted possessions such as clothing, appliances, or equipment, donate them to an organization that can reuse them. Places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army are happy to repair and redistribute these items.
  • Use washable dishware over paper and plastic – Most restaurants are willing to fill your reusable travel mug instead of a disposable cup.

Recycle

A lot of what you cannot reduce or reuse can be recycled – in fact, the EPA estimates that 75% of everything we throw away can be recycled!

With Redfish, you can recycle:

  • Paper and Cardboard
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Cardboard Boxes
  • Mail
  • Books
  • Paperboard Food Boxes and Cartons
  • Plastic
  • Bottles and Jugs labeled for recycle 1 and 2
  • Containers and Cups labeled recycle 1 and 2
  • Metal
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Tin Cans

With Redfish, recycling is easy. Just throw all of your recyclables into one of our curbside bins and we’ll sort it for you. Be sure to let your city commissioner or officials know you want curbside recycling.