The prevention and elimination of solid waste is a critical step in sustainability. The production of goods is one of the main contributors to global climate change. Avoiding the purchase of single-use items reduces the upstream impacts (the production side) and the downstream impacts (waste, litter, and marine pollution). And, greenhouse gas pollutants are generated when organic materials (e.g., food waste, paper-based items, plant debris, and wood) are landfilled.
Below are various resources to help you reduce waste including Recycling & Waste Reduction Tools, Recycling & Waste Reduction Actions, and Recycling & Waste Reduction FAQs.