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waste minimization

REDUCE, REUSE + RECYCLE

r e s o u r c e s:

  1. baltimore county guidelines for recycling
  2. cash reward for recycling, recyclebank
  3. recycling + waste management guide
  4. earth911 enter your zip code + find where to recycle anything!
  5. for those avid wine drinkers, ReCORK

a c t i o n s:

  1. be a smarter consumer, learn at new dream
  2. reduce junk mail, decline catalogs at catalog choice
  3. create a committee to help your neighborhood strive for zero waste

DONATE + SELL

r e s o u r c e s:

  1. surplus, salvaged, historic: second chance, community forklift, craigslist, freecycle
  2. low cost building material reuse center: the loading dock
  3. on-line architectural salvage and reuse materials: planetreuse

a c t i o n s:

  1. organize a local free flea market
  2. borrow from your neighbor, neighborrow

RECYCLED CONTENT + REUSABLE MATERIALS

r e s o u r c e s:

  1. materials + finishes: the green guide, green home guide, building green
  2. carbon conscious consumer

a c t i o n s:

  1. say NO to styrofoam + plastic bags!! bring your own bag
  2. invest in your own water bottles, travel utensils + cloth napkins

REUSE GRAYWATER

r e s o u r c e s:

  1. greywater irrigation
  2. clivus toilet + greywater system

a c t i o n s:

  1. use water from your dehumidifier + the condensation line on your furnace to water plants
  2. place a bucket in the bath to catch pre-heat water + use it to flush your toilet

INDIVIDUAL + COMMUNITY COMPOST

r e s o u r c e s:

  1. how to compost
  2. compost containers available at mill valley garden center
  3. chicago home composting

a c t i o n s:

  1. create community compost centers in conjunction with community gardens
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