Reduce, reduce, reduce

You’ve heard the saying: Want to make a difference in the world? Reduce, reuse, recycle. The smartest idea is to reduce the amount of waste we create in the first place. Waste Management offers three tips for the first “R":

1. Avoid disposable items, such as razors and paper plates.

2. Buy what you’ll use and if you do have stuff left over, pass it onto friends and family instead of throwing it in the trash.

3. Buy in bulk and repackage into single-serving portions using reusable, washable containers.