Quick Recycling Tip: Try to Reduce and Reuse Before Recycling

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Another Quick Recycling Tip in our series:

Photo from the Darien Recycling Center account on Facebook

Photo from the Darien Recycling Center account on Facebook

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.

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