Greener On the Other Side

By: Regan Julch

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The Three R's: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Tips on reducing waste and conserving resources.

"The three R's - reduce, reuse and recycle - all help to cut down on the amount of waste we throw away. They conserve natural resources, landfill space and energy.

Plus, the three R's save land and money communities must use to dispose of waste in landfills. Siting a new landfill has become difficult and more expensive due to environmental regulations and public opposition."

Self-Inflicted Pain

Not only are you causing damage to the environment's health, but you're causing damage to you, your family, your friends, and your communities health as well.

"In severe cases, asthma attacks can be deadly. They kill more than 3,000 people every year in the United States. What if the air outside your home is filled with asthma triggers? Even worse, what if you walk out your door and your chance of cancer sky rockets? Although air quality has improved in many areas of the country over the past few years, pollution still poses a increase health risk for millions of Americans. It is leading to major health problems for all ages. This self-inflicted pain is inevitable."

Why Waste Your Time With Waste?

There are many reasons why it is important to recycle and compost as much as possible:

- It conserves raw materials

- It saves energy

- It helps protect the environment

- Reduces landfill

- It saves YOU money

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