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Odpady v Kanadě: Co radí občanům radnice v Ottawě?

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Waste Reduction Tips

aluminum cans
  • Buy in bulk to reduce packaging.
  • Bring your own cotton shopping bags to the grocery store.
  • Ask for paper shopping bags, then reuse, recycle or compost them.
  • Don't double bag your purchases
  • Reuse your plastic grocery bags.
  • Use and re-use cloth napkins, towels and rags instead of paper napkins and paper towels.
  • Buy serviceable or quality items and avoid single-use items.
  • Don't buy produce or baking goods in non-recyclable plastic containers (like clam-shell packages).
  • Buy products that are made from recycled materials or packaged in recycled material.
  • Use and re-use regular plates, cups and silverware instead of paper plates, cups, and plastic ware.
  • Buy re-chargeable batteries, which are more readily recycled.
  • Donate your old clothes and furniture to charities and missions to be resold.
  • Have a garage sale so someone else can make use of your unwanted things.
  • Use a travel mug or a thermos for your coffee - most coffee houses are glad to fill them for you.
  • Take your household hazardous waste to a depot instead of dumping it with your garbage.
  • Return your other reusable and recyclable items to a local Take it Back! retailer when you're done with them.
  • Reconsider the necessity of your purchases - do you really need something new, or will your older one do? Reducing what you buy means thinking ahead and not buying on impulse.
  • When buying paint, buy only what is required for the job.
  • Before buying any hazardous waste chemical, check to see if there is an environmentally friendly alternative.
  • Encourage business stewardship by returning used oil and tires and paying the disposal fee.

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