15.3.08

Think Before You Buy : Precycling


We've all heard of Upcycling, but what about Precycling? To me, it seems like a much better concept to get accustom to. Precycling reduces your foot print meaning you have to worry less about recycling. It makes you think about what you are buying BEFORE you purchase in order to reduce the amount of waste you create in the first place.

Some  precycling tips to get you started...

>Don't take a bag for small purchases. Or big purchases for that matter. If your going strait to your car, why must you have a bag for it? And if you aren't going to your car, snatch yourself a tote and fill er up!

>Don't buy single use products such as plastic plates, spoons, razors etc. Be selective in your choices. Bu razors of high quality so they will last longer and also save you some cash too.


>Shop on the outer limits of your grocery store. Anytime you enter an isle, your sure to grab a box or any other pre packaged item that you then have to worry about recycling. Try buying more fruits and grains. Grab your meats from the deli rather than grabbing from the frozen food section where everything is pre packaged with styrofoam.
>Choose concentrates whenever possible. Again, this saves money and also will last a lot longer preventing you from re buying more packaging.


2 comments:

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Love your concept.Good ideas.

GrayEyedScorpio said...

This is a message that needs to be heard. Packaging is an overlooked issue that could so easily be remedied.