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.
Waste Prevention Tips
Buy only what you need.
Donate unwanted food, clothing, equipment, furniture, and appliances.
Purchase high quality, energy saving products and equipment.
Repair items instead of purchasing new ones.
Use rechargeable batteries. Recycle rechargeable batteries when necessary.
Use LED lights.
Have printer cartridges recharged instead of buying new ones. Recycle printer cartridges.