Comments on: Reduce, REUSE, and Recycle! http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/ The EPA Blog Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:45:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Balmain Cafe http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20597 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 09:46:00 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20597 Great things are given in this blog, and i look forward to reading are from you. Keep up the good work.

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By: Scott http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20596 Tue, 21 Dec 2010 08:08:21 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20596 Ya but how do we keep cost down to make more people want to act on all this….. Compare recycled prices to non-recycled items!

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By: Will http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20595 Thu, 28 Oct 2010 04:29:35 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20595 its amazing how much we could do with recycled goods. yet, how little people actually recycle. I think if we offered cash incentive, it would drastically help to get this done, especially with the uncertainty of the economy.

Will

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By: Suzzie and her Little Black Dress http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20594 Wed, 27 Oct 2010 04:44:26 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20594 People should recycle plastic bags..and reduce using it too..segregate biodegradable and non-biodegradable if possible and let the bio ones decompose where it can be used as fertilizers on plants..do not buy a lot of clothes, dresses and unimportant apparels, these products consume a lot of energy and water!

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By: Jeff Fread http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20593 Mon, 25 Oct 2010 18:56:57 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20593 Chances are that most of the people reading this blog are already doing some things. Seems the challenge is two-fold: How can we each do more? And how can we encourage others to adopt Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle as part of their daily lives? The latter is the tougher part.

It’s also frustrating that here in PA, while there are laws requiring proper handling of things like yard waste, it’s just very hard to make it happen. There are only 2 dates a year (at odd times) when it’s picked up separately. All my neighbors just throw it all away in the weekly trash pickup. I wish it were easier to recycle/compost this stuff, too, which has to take up a large percentage of wast.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20592 Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:57:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20592 This is great. If you can take something that is old and reuse it and turn it into something new and fresh, it will be teriffic. And it is something everyone can do. You don’t need a lot of special education or special equipment just the material and a good imagination and a few basic tools. This also has the impact of lessening the carbon and water footprints associated in the usual manufacturing processes. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: Wade Cockfield http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20591 Wed, 20 Oct 2010 16:45:14 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20591 I admire what the artists at the The Renegade Craft Fair has achieved, making crafts out of materials others would consider as rubbish. Theirs is a trade that never losses as their only capital are the artistic talents they possess while the raw materials for their products are free.

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By: WendyWyatt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20590 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:10:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20590 I have started doing this. Anything that is not recyclable, I find a use for it, and then I try not to buy anything that is not packaged with recycled material. I also stopped buying ‘anything’ I don’t really need, and I am saving a lot of money too! :)

The great thing about this, is that corporates want us to think they have all the power, but they really don’t. The consumer does! They only have the power we give them by our consumer choices. They can have all the lobbyist in the world, but if we don’t give them our dollar, they have nothing. The problem is we have become consumer …hmm irresponsible as consumers. Of course myself included! I didn’t realize how much I was consuming and was not paying enough attention to who I was supporting and what ethics they had, or lack of environmental ethics they had.

Bottom line, we are voting every time we spend a dollar.

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By: Jean Greco http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20589 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 16:47:22 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20589 Erin,
I live in Virginia and the waste management system at my apartment complex asks all residents to practice single waste stream recycling by separating garbage into recyclable and non recyclable waste. However, I have no faith that the system is working. How can we know?

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By: armansyahardanis http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/10/reduce-reuse-and-recycle/#comment-20588 Tue, 19 Oct 2010 16:24:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=4692#comment-20588 Human nature – not perfectionist.
Sometimes I am wasteful to use the water, throw the paper to the basket and smoking in the cafe. So, I think Iam not an evironmentalis.
Really, I appreciate for the human nature : egoist, forgotten, unstable and perfectionist. I am worrying The Environmentalists forget it.

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