Cut the waste, for planet's sake

Slim down your waste!

While it is vitally important that our municipal, state and federal government agencies work aggressively on environmental protection acts, it is our individual actions that really make a difference. We must all learn to trim a little off our waste, little by little, every day. Small changes can make a big difference over time toward a healthier environment.

Some ways to begin your slim-down could include:

  •  Go back to the bar! Bar soap that is, no plastic container waste
  •  Use real cutlery not plastic for parties and picnics (keep a party supply handy)
  •  Never use a straw
  •  Decide against single use (anything)
  •  Always use a reusable shopping bag
  •  Use your own drinking vessel
  •  Give up bottled water
  •  Return returnables
  •  Consider wasteful packaging when purchasing
  •  Do your best to compost vegetable scraps
  •  Please take the time to refer to the website: RecycleCT.

Leslie O’Connor

Old Lyme Recycling and Waste Committee

Old Lyme

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