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Play your part!


left aligned imageEfficient and effective waste management is best achieved at household levels.

If every person gets involved, we can have a powerful effect on the our environment in a positive way.

Many times, people want to do the right things but they feel they are alone, and their actions will not make any difference — Wrong!!

There are millions of great teens like you who appreciate the magnitude of the waste problem and are doing the right things to help. But we can do more and get others who are not doing well to do better.

Here is what you can do:

Reduce creating waste
The next time you change the waste-bin bag, take a look inside it. Is there anything that could have not ended up there? Probably. Try cutting the waste you produce at home into half. For example,

bulletUse proper towels and ceramic plates at home instead of paper towels, disposable spoons and paper plates.
bulletGet your ownRecycling is fun shopping bag instead of bringing home plastic bags each time you go grocery shopping.
bulletUse old post package boxes to send parcels instead of buying new ones. More on waste reduction

Re-use things that end up as waste

There are things that can be used over and over again: package boxes, gift wrappers, clothing, furniture and even playing toys. If even you have outgrown them, you can give it out to someone who has a need for it. Do not be too quick to throw them away.

You can also consider sorting out the waste for recycling and composting. These are covered in detail here: Recycle | Composting

Lead or join an environmental society
Some people live in communities that have no littler collection and waste collection programmes. This is a good time to start or join a society that can push for this kind of service.


Our research for the Waste lesson included these sources:
1. EIONET, What is waste? scp.eionet.europa.eu/themes/waste/#types
2. Environment Agency UK, Waste, www.environment-agency.gov.uk/business/topics/waste/default.aspx
3. EPA, Learn about waste, www2.epa.gov/learn-issues/learn-about-waste
4. www.recycling-guide.org.uk/
5. PaperOnline, Recycling, www.paperonline.org/environment/paper-recycling
6. Think Cans, www.thinkcans.net/
7. The Institute of Grocery Distribution, www.igd.com/our-expertise/Sustainability/Packaging-waste/3517/Energy-Recovery-and-Disposal/
8. Waste Management, encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/wa/Waste_management
9. NIH, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.kids.niehs.nih.gov/explore/reduce/index.htm
10. LADPW, Backyard Composting: ladpw.org/epd/sg/bc.cfm

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