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with zero waste goals.

Reduce: purchasing and using less products that produce trash thereby reducing the amount of discarded items. This can be applied to reducing or conserving resources as well as solid waste (water, energy, etc.)

From Chris Burger’s article…

“Overall, we are guided by two basic questions. When we purchase anything, we ask “Do we really need it?” If we really do need it or even if we just want it we ask “Are we willing to take responsibility for it?” Disposal is not an option since, as we all know, there is really no such thing as an “away” where we can toss it. This means it will be either recycled or composted. If we aren’t willing to take responsibility for it, we don’t buy it.”

Resource Links:
Click here for one of the most comprehensive resources on reducing trash we have found (Reduce.org  – from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)

Reducing Household Hazardous Waste (NYSDEC)

Top Ten Ways to Reduce (RethinkRecycling.com – Twin Cities)

GetLessToday.com (see video below)