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Waste is a Resource Out of Place!

Date: September 20, 2021

You can start making changes to reduce your waste at home, out and about town, in the office, at school or in your community. 

Reducing waste at home is easy – Visit Pollution Prevention Tips for Households for ideas for simple things you can do to minimize waste at home and save money! Consumers can reduce waste by following the tips listed in Pollution Prevention for the Consumer.  

Businesses can also reduce waste by looking at the Pollution Prevention Checklist for Businesses or checking out Waste Reduction Tips for the Office blog post for more ideas. 

The ribbons! The wrappings! The tags! The tinsel! The trimmings! And the trappings!" The Grinch was right about one thing – we do create a lot of trash during the holidays. This year, why not reduce the amount of trash your family generates, and recycle or reuse holiday items, such as gift boxes, ribbons and holiday cards. Make a commitment this year; give a present to the environment – something in Green! Visit our Pollution Prevention Tips for Holidays guide to help you have a “Greener Holiday.”

For more tips for students and schools, communities and travel visit EPA’s Reducing Waste: What You Can Do webpage