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Pick 5 for the Environment
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Pick 5 for YOUR environment! Environmental action means taking the simple steps in the different places where we all live. By choosing five or more of these ideas and sharing your own, you are joining thousands of others who are doing the same! Make your actions count today!
What can you do? Click a category to begin.
You're on your way to a healthier environment! Keep it up!
Pick 5 is an international environmental connection effort brought to you by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of State.
Contact the Pick 5 Program Manager to ask a question, provide feedback, or report a problem.
Take advantage of medication take-back programs or household hazardous waste collection programs that accept medications, pharmaceuticals, oil, paint and other liquid wastes.
If there are no take-back programs near you, contact your state and local waste management authorities and ask about how to dispose of unused medication.
Follow any specific disposal instructions that may be printed on the label or accompanying patient information
Embassy Lusaka in Zambia is donating its rubbish to upcyclers who create useful or artistic things from them. Examples of the types of items made from this rubbish are grocery bags, wine bottles, soda bottle tops, cardboard, paper and shredded paper.
Widows and single moms of Chikumbuso, Zambia crotchet strips of plastic grocery base into indestructible reusable bags to support a school for their children and community orphans.
Soda and beer bottle tops are transformed into furniture and other décor!
The Seal of the United States Environmental Protection Agency