Think Ahead: Pre-Cycle! – April 20th
Wednesday, April 20th
Recycling gets all the attention, but what about pre-cycling? Pre-cycling is thinking about how you’re going to recycle the product before you buy it. In this way, you can think ahead and only buy products that won’t create much waste.
For example, choosing to buy individually packaged snacks may seem like a great idea, as they’re convenient and fun for kids. Bagged carrot sticks, apple slices and boxes of raisins are all items that create more waste. Why not purchase these items in bulk and divide them up on your own? The same goes for individual cartons of yogurt and applesauce.
Kids’ snacks are no exception, as adults are always looking for the easy way out with their food selections as well. Packaged salads, fruit cups and 100 calorie packs are all perfect examples.
Today, head to the store with pre-cycling in mind. Choose the larger boxes of snacks and foods, and separate them at home in reusable glass containers. You’ll find that by buying in bulk, you’ll also save on money, not just waste. That’s because you end up paying more for convenience items, something that’s consistent with all pre-packaged foods.
Once you get in the habit of pre-cycling, you’ll reduce plenty of waste. Besides pre-cycling, consider other uses for the product. For example, use an egg carton for your kid’s rock collection or an old shower caddy for an art basket.
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