Reduce. This is the first place to start minimizing waste, pollution and energy consumption. Things like taking bags to the grocery store, turning off lights and electronic appliances when not in use.

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Finding new life for items that would normally end up in the trash can be a fun and challenging endeavor. All we really need is a different perspective, imagination, some creativity and in many cases necessity. You know what they say about necessity – it’s the Mother of Invention.

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Recycle. Recycling is the last option in the reduce-reuse-recycle loop. There are many things that can be recycled that some folks aren’t aware of like car oil, car batteries, tires, paint and even vegetable oil. Check with your local waste management for a list of what and where you can recycle your items.

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