Monday, February 23, 2009

precycling

trees say thanks

According to treehugger.com:

In a nutshell: The bottom has fallen out of the recycling market, so make it your last resort.

The clever bit: Precycling represents the stage before recycling and, unlike recycling, it expends little energy. Precycling happens at the point of purchase, and entails you choosing the product that comes in the least packaging (therefore diverting waste from landfill) or bringing along your own container or bag. Instead of buying packaged sandwiches, for example, take a lunchbox to work, along with cloth napkins and a reusable water bottle.


Yes, precycling is just a new word for 'Reduce' in the 3Rs of recycling - reduce/reuse/recycle. And do we need yet another word for this? Maybe so, it got my attention, anything to make folks more aware.


More about precycling on Wikipedia


~photo - billboard of local Pinnacle Bank going green - click to enlarge and see the trees have faces...


3 comments:

June said...

Great to see!

Rhea said...

I hadn't realized that recycling was doing poorly. I am going to check out the Treehugger post.

Mimi said...

I need to start using that word more. I teach composting classes and use all cloth bags myself. Thanks for the info.