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You can maximize the use of our natural resources by re-using items as many times as
possible. Here are some helpful tips:

  • When you do use disposables like plastic cups, plates, utensils, and plastic food storage bags, don't throw them away! Wash and reuse them -- most of them will last for a long time with many uses.
  • Use glass bottles and jars, plastic bags, aluminium foil and take away food containers over and over again before recycling or disposing of them.
  • Carry your lunch in a reusable container rather than disposable wrappings.
  • Start a compost at school that you can use in a school garden
In the office:
  • Collect paper that has been used on one side for draft printouts and photocopies.
  • Whenever possible, purchase paper that is non-chlorine bleached with 100% post-consumer recycled content.
  • Use interoffice envelopes, or re-use envelopes by using sticker labels.
  • Have your toner cartridges refilled
  • Return plastic bindings to the print shop for further use
  • Use reusable or refillable supplies, such as: pens, pencils, tape dispensers, batteries
  • Use incoming packaging for outgoing uses.
  • Have your supplier take back packaging for reuse