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It's Back-to-School Season!

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Excitement mounts as the new school year approaches! Store shelves fill with supplies, families pull out their checklists, and kids enjoy their last weeks of freedom. Among other things, this is a great opportunity for applying the 3 R's!


Reduce: Do you buy items in bulk? Packaging waste accounts for more than 30% of waste generated each year. Purchasing items in bulk minimizes what you have to throw away, and is more cost effective than buying individually packaged items. It also gives you the added perk of having backup materials on hand. You'll be so on top of things!


Reuse: Do you have anything left over from last school year? Using those materials first saves money and is great for reducing waste!


Recycle: Shopping for school supplies is a great time to look for the recycle symbol! You can find it on pencils, pens, notebooks, binders, and more. Buying recycled paper is especially beneficial, since wood supply decreases in the U.S. during forest fire season.


If you have suggestions for other helpful ways to use the 3 R's for back-to-school shopping, we'd love to hear your thoughts!


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Guest Friday, 24 May 2019


It is important to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. Recycling helps us do that by saving energy.

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