REDUCE - to buy less and use less. Incorporates common sense ideas like turning off the lights, rain barrels, and taking shorter showers, but also plays a part in composting / grasscycling, low-flow toilets, and programmable thermostats.
REUSE - elements of the discarded item are used again. Initiatives include waste exchange, hand-me-downs, garage sales, quilting, travel mugs, and composting.
RECYCLE - discards are separated into materials that may be incorporated into new products. T