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What is Precycling?      

Precycling is a process where decisions are made before or at the

time of purchasing a  product to reduce the amount of waste generated.



Precycling Ideas






Bring reusable shopping bags to the stores







Buy in bulk and avoid single-serving packaged items, which uses less packaging material.



Buy products with little to no packaging



Buy products whose packaging is recyclable


Buy reusable mesh coffee filters instead of single use paper ones.            


Buy rechargeable batteries instead of single use batteries.


Don’t buy Styrofoam packing since it cannot be recycled.


Don’t buy disposable items (e.g. plates, cups, utensils, etc)


Don’t buy paper napkins or towels.  Use cloth ones instead.


  Click here to download "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Refuse, a program that works for all"