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How To Avoid Waste in the First Place - Reduction and Reuse - Brevard, NC

Series: Talking Trash | Story 6

October 18, 2018

When we practice the 5 R's in this order, starting with reduction and moving down the pyramid, there is very little waste left over to landfill. Reduction and reuse are our biggest allies in avoiding waste.

Welcome back to our series on waste, recycling, and materials management in Transylvania County. So far, we've examined the landfill and the costs associated with long-term disposal of materials, the benefits and costs of recycling materials locally, and, last week, we explored options for composting food scraps and yard waste in lieu of landfilling these materials. If you are just joining us, you can find all these articles at by searching for "Talking Trash."

We now move on to the reduction of waste and reuse of materials. As shown in the inverted pyramid, the b...

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