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1.03 B UNDERSTAND
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE

 The best place to practice conserving resources is at
 home. Individuals can substantially REDUCE, REUSE,
 AND RECYCLE waste and conserving resources by
 practicing the following:




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REDUCE: To cut the amount of
waste, energy, or water used




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SOLID WASTE:
Packaging:
• Packaging materials account for a significant amount of the trash we
  generate. Consider buying items in bulk or those with minimal packaging
  (e.g., items such as fruit, vegetables, and even tools are available in bins
  and do not require packaging.
• Paper Products:
   • Reduce the amount of paper products used
Other:
   • Identify products and practices to reduce waste toxicity. Choose
     products with reduced toxicity, such as batteries with
     reduced mercury. Simple guidelines will help you identify
     alternative options and to replace many products-pesticides,
     cleaners, polishes, deodorizers, and others-that contain
     hazardous components.

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• Consult
  http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/pubs/hhw-con.pdf
  for options for using and disposing of household disposable
  waste safely.




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REDUCE: To cut the amount of
ENERGY used:
  •   Lighting
  •   Surface Units
  •   Refrigerators / Freezers
  •   Ovens
      o Examples
      o Solutions


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REDUCE: To cut the amount of ENERGY
  • Lighting
     • Use fluorescent lighting vs. incandescent lighting
     • Use energy saving bulbs
     • Use task lighting vs. general lighting when possible
     • Take advantage of sunlight when possible
  • Surface Units
     • Match the size of the pan to the surface unit
     • Use lids to reduce cooking time and the amount of
       moisture lost




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• Refrigerators / Freezers
   • Replacing gaskets around doors if not a tight seal
   • Vacuum condenser coils at least twice a year
   • Avoid keeping the refrigerator / freezer doors open
     too long
   • Cool foods before placing them in the refrigerator or
     freezer
   • Keep refrigerator / freezer organized
   • Do not overfill refrigerator / freezer
   • When replacing large appliances, look for “Energy
     Star” appliances




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   • Ovens
      • Plan meals to cook several foods at one time
      • Avoid opening the oven. Use the oven light to avoid
        letting heat escape.
      • Use small appliances when cooking smaller amounts or
        to reduce the time to cook
• Hot Water Heaters
   • Turn down temperature of hot water heaters. Possibly turn
     hot water heater off if on an extended vacation.
• General
      • Avoid running appliances and other energy usages at
        peak consumption of the day.




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REDUCE: To cut the amount of
        WATER used:
  • Faucets
  • Dishwashing
  • Cooking Methods
    o Examples
    o Solutions




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Reduce the amount of water used
  • Faucets
     • Repair leaky faucets
     • Install low flow aerator
  • Dishwashing
     • Wash dishes by hand instead of dishwasher when
       possible
     • Wash all dishes then rinse all dishes afterward when
       possible.
     • Scrape instead of rinse dishes before loading
       dishwasher
     • Run full loads
     • Air dry instead of using the drying cycle


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Reduce the amount of water used

    • Cooking Methods
       • Choose cooking methods that use less water in
         preparation
       • Rinse fruits and vegetables quickly




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REUSE: Products that you can use again




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Reuse
• Consider reusable products - Many products are
  designed to be used more than once, such as cloth
  napkins, dishcloths, rechargeable batteries, refillable
  containers, and washable utensils.
• Maintain and repair durable products - Choose and
  maintain durable items such as clothing, tires, furniture,
  luggage, and appliances that are less likely to wear out or
  break. Although durable products sometimes cost more
  initially, their extended life span often offsets the higher
  cost and saves money over the product life.


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                                Reuse
• Reuse bags, containers, and other items - Purchase
  reusable shopping bags or reuse the paper or plastic ones.
  Before discarding containers, consider if it is hygienic and
  practical to reuse them. Be creative!
• Borrow, rent, or share items used infrequently - Before
  you buy seldom-used items, like certain power tools and
  party goods, first consider renting or borrowing them.
• Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out.
• Be creative with leftovers and create new dishes.




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RECYCLE: Products that can be reprocessed
  Solutions: to making something new
  • Choose recyclable products
  • Select products made from recycled materials
   Consult this website
    http://www.epa.gov/osw/partnerships/plugin/pdf/donate.pdf to
    find out details on e-cycle electronics and partners to assist
    with e-cycling
  • Compost yard clippings and some food scraps.
  • Find creative ways to recycle “diosposal packages and
    products.




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    RECYCLE: Products that can be reprocessed to making
                              something new
•   Choose recyclable products - Identify items and/or
    packaging that can be recycled, and then be sure to recycle
    them! Our landfills are full of recyclable products that were
    discarded.
•   Select products made from recycled materials - Look for
    recycled content whenever possible, including paper, glass,
    metal, plastic, and other items. Understand product labeling
    and know how to identify recycled products.
•   Consult this
    websitehttp://www.epa.gov/osw/partnerships/plugin/pdf/donate
    .pdf to find out details on e-cycle electronics and partners to
    assist with e-cycling
•   Compost yard trimmings and some food scraps.

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Key Terms 1.03


    • Conservation-The planned use of a resource to
      prevent waste.
    • Non-renewable resource-Items that can be replenished
      but not quickly enough to keep up with demand.
    • Renewable resource-Items that can be replenished
      again quickly
    • Resource- Items and skills that help reach a goal.




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