How we purchase, use and throw out used items make a big environmental impact that affect others and the world around us. The waste hierarchy above ranks the preferred approaches to waste reduction and management, so that we can be better steward to others, and to the resources entrusted to us.
Consider these for faithful living
Make buying a conscious decision and avoid buying on auto-pilot. Avoid shopping as a way to make ourselves feel better.
Repairing instead of throwing away or buying; used or refurbished items instead of always getting the latest gadget.
When possible, purchasing products that are able to be recycled, or manufactured using recycled content. This helps provide a market for recyclable materials.
Learn how to recycle or dispose of specific items or wastes in your local community
For more information, visit "Reducing municipal solid waste" resources here
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