Many people think that reducing waste ends at the recycling bin. But demand for recycled products is just as important. Look for products made from recycled materials when you shop.
Of course, you can keep reuse and reduction in mind when shopping, too. Buying a reusable water bottle or reusable grocery bags can keep a lot of waste out of the landfills later on.
Buying recycled supports local recycling programs by creating a market for materials processed by recycling centers. In turn, this creates new jobs and helps strengthen the economy, conserves natural resources, saves energy and reduces pollution.