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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Reducing Waste

Each year, we Americans generate millions of tons of waste in our homes and communities. Part of that enormous amount of waste is generated through the construction, renovation, and demolition of homes.
Most people don't realize that waste is linked with global climate change. How? The manufacture, distribution and use of products - as well as management of the resulting waste - all use energy that results in greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide, and contribute to climate change.
By recycling your waste, you reduce the amount of materials that need to be manufactured and, thus, reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Reducing and diverting food waste and yard waste reduces methane emissions in landfills. Methane is another, even stronger greenhouse gas.
By committing to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, and by using more resource-efficient construction/renovation practices and materials, we can reduce our households' and communities' environmental footprint, help with climate change and conserve our natural resources.

CLICKING HERE are strategies, practices and information on how to reduce your impact.

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