Source Reduction

What is Source Reduction?  
Source reduction, also known as waste prevention, is the effort to decrease or eliminated the amount of waste that is being produced. 

The simplest way to reduce waste is not create waste or purchase over-packaged waste.

Why is Source Reduction Important?
If you use less then there is less to dispose of, therefore saving money, energy, and resources. Source reduction helps to protect the environment by conserving natural resources and landfill space.

A green globe with the recycle symbol on it.

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