The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste
The Cat's Out of the Bag!
This site describes how people can help solve a growing problem...garbage!
ndividual consumers can help alleviate America's mounting trash problem by making environmentally aware decisions about everyday things like shopping and caring for the lawn. Like the story that says that cats have nine lives, so do many of the items we use every day.
Reusing products is just one way to cut down on what we throw away. This web site outlines many practical steps to reduce the amount and toxicity of garbage. These aren't the only steps that can be taken to reduce waste, but they're a good start.
|The Problem Is Too Much Trash
Learn why trash has become a major problem today.
|Source Reduction: A Basic Solution
Source reduction is waste prevention: less waste means less of a waste problem.
Get the facts.
|Making Source Reduction Work
Learn what we can do to prevent solid waste build-up, and read about a few success stories.
|The Four Basic Principles
Find out what it means to reduce, reuse, recycle and respond.
|The Twelve Tips
You can start reducing waste right now.
Twelve easy-to-follow tips for waste prevention.
So what have we learned?