Thursday, April 2, 2009

Precycle: The New Recycle

"It's called precycling, the latest green buzzword that is gaining in popularity during a time of economic belt-tightening and heightened environmental awareness.
The idea is to take a step back and reduce waste by making a conscious effort not to buy it in the first place; for example purchasing in bulk to reduce packaging, or choosing products that can be recycled as opposed to those that can't -- like Styrofoam. It's standing in the deli at lunch and electing to have a sandwich wrapped in a tiny bit of brown paper instead of the salad bar take-away in a large plastic or Styrofoam box.
The end result is to reduce waste by avoiding items that create garbage and, in doing so, eliminate a need for them."

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