Instead of throwing things away, try to find ways to use them again! For example:
•Bring cloth sacks to the store with you instead of taking home new paper or plastic bags. You can use these sacks again and again. You'll be saving some trees!
•Plastic containers and reusable lunch bags are great ways to take your lunch to school without creating waste.
•Coffee cans, shoe boxes, margarine containers, and other types of containers people throw away can be used to store things or can become fun arts and crafts projects. Use your imagination!
•Don't throw out clothes, toys, furniture, and other things that you don't want anymore. Somebody else can probably use them. You can bring them to a center that collects donations, give them to friends, or even have a yard sale.
•Use all writing paper on both sides.
•Use paper grocery bags to make book covers rather than buying new ones.
•Use silverware and dishes instead of disposable plastic utensils and plates.
•Store food in reusable plastic containers.