February 20, 2012

Green Tip of The Day

Shop for products made from high percentages of post-consumer waste. Products “produced with recycled materials” can include manufacturing scraps and waste that were reintroduced back into the manufacturing process, but post-consumer waste is material discarded after consumer use (i.e., garbage that's been thrown out in waste bins and dumps or littered). Products made with post-consumer content help keep more waste out of landfills. Even if you recycle every bit of paper, plastic, and metal that comes your way, the value becomes lost if there are not enough companies making products with post-consumer waste. So, support businesses helping to reduce waste for a sustainable future and buy products made from post-consumer content or packaged in materials made from post-consumer content. The higher the percentage the better.


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