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Three "R's" - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Ways to improve upon the amount of waste we generate involves the three "R's". Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

1. What are some things you can do in your own home and daily lives that could be considered part of the three R's?

2. Does your state have regulations on recycling? How easy is it for you to recycle items at home, at work, or at school?

3. What are the biggest limitations to recycling? Why don't we recycle more?

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1. Three R's stand for reduce, reuse and recycle. It can be practiced in every walk of life. Reducing products that we use is one of the greatest ways to help the environment. Some of the ways which can help us are as follows:-
a. Purchasing durable, long-lasting goods. Moreover products having lesser packaging should be preferred.
b. Redesigning products to use less raw material in production, have a longer life, or be used again after its original use
c. Borrowing of products which is not very often used could be another way of helping for the cause.
d. Carpool with friends
e. Common dustbins
Reuse : Instead of throwing things away, we must try to find ways to use them again! For example:
a. Cloth sacks should be used in store instead of taking home new paper or plastic bags. One can use these sacks again and again.
b. Coffee cans, shoe boxes, margarine containers, and other types of containers can be used to store things or can become fun arts and crafts projects
c. All writing paper should be used on both sides.
d. Plastic containers and reusable lunch bags should be used as it does not produce waste.
e. Clothes, toys, furniture, and other things that ...

Solution Summary

Three R's stand for reduce, reuse and recycle. It can be practiced in every walk of life. Reducing products that we use is one of the greatest ways to help the environment.

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