Another Quick Recycling Tip in our series:
REDUCE, REUSE… AND THEN RECYCLE!
Recycling is important in conserving natural resources, but two factors are even more crucial: reducing and reusing.
Shopping bags provide a good example: though they can be recycled in single stream, not taking one in the first place (reduce) uses no resources.
However, if you already have a collection of sturdy bags like these, consider whether they have any life left in them (reuse); many non-profit organizations like the DCA Thrift Shop welcome such donations.
It’s green to recycle, but it’s greener to reduce and reuse!
— This announcement was originally posted on the Darien Recycling Center account on Facebook.