If you can't recycle it, don't buy it.Don’t purchase goods that will end up in the trash.
Buy strong and durable goods.They may be more expensive initially, but they will last longer and are usually better quality than cheaper products.
Swap and exchange.Network with friends and co-workers to obtain needed tools, materials or goods to avoid purchasing an item that you'll only use once or twice. Visit garage sales and second-hand stores.
Do without. Do you really need that new gadget or knick-knack? Control impulse buying by walking away first and giving yourself time to evaluate.
Avoid excess packaging when choosing product brands.
Buy products in bulk if you use them often. For other products, buy just the amount you need; larger sizes reduce the amount of packaging, but smaller sizes reduce leftover waste.
Find out how we can reduce the amount of trash we create per person by practicing some everyday recycling habits that can be as easy as "saying no to the bag."
There are over 4,500 products made from recycled materials. If we increase recycling from 35% to 75% we create over 1.5 million new jobs.
Get a look inside a recycling center where recycled trash is collected and separated for processing.
TRASH AND POLLUTION DESTROYS OUR PLANET AND OCEANS
IF WE TAKE CARE OF THE OCEANS THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF US
ONE OF OUR TOP OCEAN RESEARCHERS GIVES US A WARNING THAT ONE FOURTH OF OUR OCEANS WILL BE PLASTIC IN 10 YEARS AND FOOD THAT COMES FROM THE OCEAN WILL BE FULL OF PLASTIC. THIS INTERVIEW WITH CAPTAIN CHARLES MOORE WILL LEAVE YOU AN EDUCATED CITIZEN OF THE EARTH.
GROUPS ARE STILL WORKING TO ORGANIZE THE OCEANAID EVENT BUT YOU CAN LEARN MUCH ABOUT OCEAN PLASTIC AND THE RECPROCUSSION FROM CAPTAIN HAYDEN SMITH WHO HAS COLLECTED MILLIONS OF POUNDS OF TRASH FROM THE OCEAN WITH THE HELP OF VOLUNTEERS IN NEW ZEALAND