The Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
We all have a stake, and a responsibility, to do more with less. Adhering to the principles, REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE (in that order!), can help curb energy and raw material consumption in the face of growing demand on our natural resources. You can REDUCE packaging waste by purchasing items in bulk and/or looking for items with minimal packaging, made of recycled content. REDUCE unwanted “junk” mail by customizing your direct mail preferences at www.DMAchoice.org.
Find ways to REUSE or re-purpose things! There are tons of websites and social media outlets that provide excellent tools for turning your trash into someone else’s treasure. Invest in a refillable water bottle—it will save you money while reducing packaging waste, transportation fuel use, and air pollution! Remember your reusable bags when you visit your local grocery store or farmer’s market, and, RECYCLE everything you can! You can even earn recycling rewards at www.recyclebank.com
Muskegon County Recycling Facilities