The 3 ‘s of Being Green… Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

The 3 ‘s of Being Green… Reduce – Reuse – Recycle

Posted on August 28, 2012 by Great Florida Homes

REDUCE – Purchase only what you need and there is less to throw away.

REUSE – Buy durable, long-lasting products that can be used repeatedly.  This will help to reduce resource consumption.Modern Recycle Logo, The Three G's of Being Green and Recycling

RECYCLE – Glass, CFL’s, plastic, paper, wood, ink toner, etc. to keep them out of landfills and incinerators.

Many local companies have ECO-Option Plans and support these efforts by collecting consumer waste.  Home Depot collects fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), Office Depot, Office Max and Best Buy collect toner and ink jet cartridges, old cell phones and batteries. Pep Boys, Advance Auto Supply and Wal-Mart collect used motor oil, oil filters, car batteries.


When recycling first came around I thought I couldn’t do anything to assist. Then I thought, if I just pick one thing up or drop one thing into the recycle instead of the trash, I can make a SMALL difference.

One of the things that set me in motion was a story I read about a little boy, walking along the seashore, tossing the starfish he found washed up along the shoreline, back into the ocean. A man approached him and said to the young boy, “You can’t possibly think you are going to be able to save ALL of the Starfish on the beach”. To which the young boy replied, “I made a difference to that one”.

Yes, it is one piece here and there and lots at home, where I CAN make a difference.





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