ERIC Number: ED360160
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Consumer's Handbook for Reducing Solid Waste.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
This profusely illustrated and informally written booklet describes how people can help solve a growing problem--garbage. The following 12 tips are presented: (1) Reduce the amount of unnecessary packaging; (2) Adopt practices that reduce waste toxicity; (3) Consider reusable products; (4) Maintain and repair durable products; (5) Reuse bags, containers, and other items; (6) Borrow, rent, or share items used infrequently; (7) Sell or donate goods instead of throwing them out; (8) Choose recyclable products and containers and recycle them; (9) Select products made from recycled materials; (10) Compost yard trimmings and some food scraps; (11) Educate others on source reduction and recycling practices and make your preferences known to manufacturers, merchants, and community leaders; (12) Be creative--find new ways to reduce waste quantity and toxicity. Appendix A contains source reduction alternatives for around the home, Appendix B defines reusable vocabulary, and Appendix C contains a list of Environmental Protection Agency resources. Brightly colored drawings accompany almost every page of the text. (PR)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Pollution, Recycling, Science Education, Solid Wastes
Communications Services Branch (OS-305), Office of Solid Waste, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 401 M Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20460.
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.