Reducing your waste is an easy way to cut your footprint.
Be Forward Thinking
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a forward thinking plan for zero waste- instead of starting recycling/composting (the end), start at the beginning by reducing.
While recycling and composting are sustainable solutions for waste, reducing your consumption of single-use products and re-using materials will have the highest impact on reducing your waste footprint.
- Choose products with less packaging
- Use the scan and send feature instead of making a copy
- Print double sided
- Use Babson's bottle filling stations to re-fill your water bottle instead of using bottled water. Find the stations in Horn, Olin, Reynolds, Tomasso, Trim, and Webster
Choosing to recycle your waste is the fastest and easiest way to cut your waste footprint. To find out how to recycle something near you, use this guide.
About one third of the waste we produce is organic waste from food scraps and yard trimmings, and should be composted. Its easy to start composting at home instead of sending these rich materials to the landfill. By composting, you will be turning this waste into rich soil and slashing your waste footprint. For resources on composting at home, the EPA has a introduction here.