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What really happens to your recycling
Changing Consumer Habits
People who have stopped buying new clothes because in the UK alone: “Each week we buy 38 million items and 11 million items go to landfill”
See why buying second hand is a huge gesture of activism and a necessary choice for those who “do not believe in damaging the environment and perpetuating this consumption and waste”.
Worth A Look:
Communities around Washington – including Seattle – are aiming to divert waste through increased recycling and composting. Why? Simply put, garbage is more expensive than recycling and landfills are a cost centre. Garbage is not the best use of community resources.
It’s not just about the environment, it’s about the economics. It’s more efficient to reduce garbage: when we produce less garbage, it costs less – it’s the right thing to do for the planet and the environment AND for your pocket book.
There are some great articles on reducing garbage and how to change habits to increase recycling. We will add to this section with articles we find – or ones you send us.
“We live in a part of the country that places a high value on this [reducing garbage]. And our awareness level is much higher than other parts of the nation.”
- Hoby Douglass, Vice-President of Sustainable Development, General Biodiesel
This Washington based documentary includes a series of interviews with Seattle business owners, garbage operators, resource providers, large venue, city and university employees. They consider reducing garbage a way to increase productivity, to have a good company image, increase brand value and save money. They outline great suggestions for reducing garbage at work:
The Story of Waste Management in the UK
This is an amazing historical look at waste and recycling in the UK from the war years to the present day. The historical perspective adds real credibility and interest.
Canadians are getting serious about making less garbage
Reducing Food Waste
How San Francisco is Becoming a Zero Waste City
Vancouver Zero Waste Challenge
You can live without producing trash
Cheap & Easy Tips for Reducing Waste
CBC Kids – What should be recycled?
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