Six Principles to Low Impact Living:
Reuse: Is this a single-use product, object, or service? Or can I reuse it without creating waste? Can I reuse something I already have instead of buying new?
Reduce: Do I need more than one? Are all my things bringing me joy and use? Can I live without it?
Recycle: Don’t just toss it in the trash! Find out if you can recycle it, donate it or repurpose it.
Refuse: Just say no! You don’t have to take everything that is handed to you.
Repurpose: Have an old t-shirt too threadbare to donate? Give it another life as a cleaning rag or handkerchief. Everything can be repurposed if you're creative and willing.
Repair: Don’t be so quick to throw something away just because it’s not working or looks worn. Look for repair libraries in your area or watch one of the thousands of youtube videos for DIY repairs.
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