Most of us have heard the phrase “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. This simple expression is how you can help save energy, natural resources, and the environment. Reduce, reuse, and recycling should be followed in that order. Reduce and reuse products before recycling. Just by reducing and reusing, you are preventing pollution, saving energy, using products to their fullest degree, and cutting back on items that need to be recycled.
One of the easiest ways to reuse is through donations. Instead of discarding old clothing, toiletries, or appliances, you can offer them towards an organization that takes donations. Not only will you be reducing waste, but you will also be helping your community and those in need. Community centers, churches, thrift stores, and other non-profit organizations in your area would gladly accept your donations. What’s also great about donating is that you will be eliminating usable clothing and appliances from going to waste and piling into landfills. Your donations can even count for tax deductions as well.