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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

An important part of being sustainable is to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

Reduce - the amount of material that you consume and avoid generating waste.

• Use your own reusable mug when ordering a takeaway coffee. Contrary to popular belief, takeaway coffee cups are rarely recycled and only rarely composted
• Choose products with less or recyclable or reusable packaging
• Carry reusable shopping bags or boxes
• Say 'no' to unnecessary plastic bags and other packaging

Reuse - re-purpose unwanted items so that they can be used again.

• Re-use plastic bags and all types of containers over and over again
• Buy products in reusable, refillable or recyclable packaging when shopping
• Donate unwanted clothing, furniture and white goods to charities
• Hold a garage sale

Recycle - Don't throw items in the bin that can be recycled.

• Recycling helps save limited natural resources
• Making products from recycled material often uses much less energy than producing the same product from raw materials
• Recycling reduces the amount of material dumped in landfill sites

For more information on waste visit:
Barwon South West Waste and Resource Recovery Group website ( for the community to access state government information on waste and resource recovery.

ABC's 'War on Waste' (

Join the Responsible Cafés Organisation ( to see which Cafés near you support BYO cups.

Learn how to be a recycling champion with Sustainability Victoria

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