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The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste [microform]
Bib ID 5560336
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992 
40 p. 
Summary

This profusely illustrated and informally written booklet describes how people can help solve a growing problem--garbage. The following 12 tips are presented: (1) Reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging; (2) Adopt practices that reduce waste toxicity; (3) Consider reusable products; (4) Maintain and repair durable products; (5) Reuse bags, containers, and other items; (6) Borrow, rent, or share items used infrequently; (7) Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out; (8) Choose recyclable products and containers and recycle them; (9) Select products made from recycled materials; (10) Compost yard trimmings and some food scraps; (11) Educate others on source reduction and recycling practices and make your preferences known to manufacturers, merchants, and community leaders; (12) Be creative--find new ways to reduce waste quantity and toxicity. Appendix A contains source reduction alternatives for around the home, Appendix B defines reusable vocabulary, and Appendix C contains a list of Environmental Protection Agency resources. Brightly colored drawings accompany almost every page of the text. (PR)

Notes

Availability: Communications Services Branch (OS-305), Office of Solid Waste, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20460.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Conservation (Environment)  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  Environmental Education.  |  Pollution.  |  Recycling.  |  Science Education.  |  Solid Wastes.  |  Composting Consumer Information  |  Consumers
Form/genre Guides, General.
Other authors/contributors Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
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