precycling

Precycling Saves Time

Precycling is preventing waste before it happens. Although recycling is crucial to reducing our impact on the planet, it still contributes to pollution. By precycling, you limit the amount of products that need to be recycled. In doing so, we can help conserve resources and save money. This is worthy work people – AND it is easier than you think.

Top 3 ways to Precycle:

  • Buy items that will last
  • Avoid buying products w/ excess packaging
  • Reuse as much as you can


Precycline at Home

home.
Use cloth instead of paper towels
Use rechargeable batteries
Donate clothing, toys and appliances to charities and non-profit organizations (in good condition)
Use glass food jars for storage
Borrow or rent items used only occasionally
Cut old bedding, socks and un-wearable clothes for rags
Repair broken items
Donate used magazines and books to the doctor’s office, seniors’ homes or the local library before recycling them

Precycling at Work

work.

use cloth instead of paper towels
Use rechargeable batteries
Donate clothing, toys and appliances to charities and non-profit organizations (in good condition)Repair broken items
Use glass food jars for storage
Borrow or rent items used only occasionally
Cut old bedding, socks and un-wearable clothes for rags
Donate used magazines and books to the doctor’s office, seniors’ homes or the local library before recycling them
Have your address removed from un-wanted mail lists

shopping.
Buy in bulk
Buy loose fruits and vegetables instead of packaged
Bring your own canvas or reusable bags
Do not accept a bag when making small purchases
Avoid disposable items such as razors and toss-away dust cloths
Avoid non-compostable and non-recyclable packaging
Avoid single-serving packages
Buy reusable products, such as cloth napkins
Buy concentrates
Choose items with the least amount of packaging, or packaging that can be reused or recycled

school.
Use both sides of your paper
Save scraps to use in making crafts
Bring a “wasteless” lunch using reusable containers in a reusable lunch bag
Set up a “reuse centre” for binders, folders, report covers and other supplies

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Thank you for taking the time to read this.
This work we do together is important and life-saving. We matter. It matters.

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