The 4 R’s

The four R’s

by Peter Hanscomb

An article on the interweb caught my eye today , The Coalition, an environmental awareness site with   Firm focus on reducing our reliance on single use plastic .

We have all heard of the 3 R’s , well here are the 4 R’s

REFUSE disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible. Choose items that are not packaged in plastic, and carry your own bags, containers and utensils. Say ‘no straw, please.’

REDUCE your plastic footprint. Cut down on your consumption of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging and parts. If it will leave behind plastic trash, don’t buy it.

REUSE durable, non-toxic straws, utensils, to-go containers, bottles, bags, and other everyday items. Choose glass, paper, stainless steel, wood, ceramic and bamboo over plastic.

RECYCLE what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse. Pay attention to the entire life cycle of items you bring into your life, from source to manufacturing to distribution to disposal.

for more info visit http://www.plasticpollutioncoalition.org

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