If you haven't thought of a New Year's Resolution for 2014 yet, how about this one: create less waste.
The best way to reduce waste is not to create it in the first place. There's a reason why "Reduce" is the first word in the "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" mantra.
By refusing single-use items we don't need, buying in bulk, bringing our own bags to the store and changing daily habits, we can all help contribute (less pollution, litter and waste) to the environment.
Need some ideas to get you started? Here are some great resources:
- US EPA Reducing and Reusing Basics.
- CalRecyle Waste Prevention and Recycling At Home.
- CAW Minimizing Household Waste.
- CAW Simple Tips for Reusing Materials Everyday.