It’s time to reTHINK waste. This is the challenge we give to all Peel residents as we work together to reduce the amount of waste we produce and reduce our collective carbon footprint. Changing how we think about waste, by becoming educated consumers and considering the entire lifecycle of a product from manufacturing - to use - to disposal, are the first steps towards minimizing our waste. Less waste means less disposal and that’s good news for the environment!
Reducing waste saves money, cuts pollution and conserves resources (raw materials and energy) that are used to manufacture new products. Waste reduction means being aware of the affect the product and its packaging has on the environment.
Reusing items saves money, energy and resources. Adopt ‘reduce and reuse’ behaviours and consider:
|r||echargeable instead of disposable batteries|
|e||liminating the purchase of disposable products|
|T||aking a litterless lunch|
|H||olding a garage sale|
|I||nvestigating the purchase of used goods over new items|
|N||oticing the materials used in packaging to avoid
|K||nowing what items go in your blue box and green bin|
To learn more about reducing and reusing your waste, visit peelregion.ca/waste.