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Reducing at source

Reducing at source means making ecological and economic choices in order not to generate waste unnecessarily. The following are several things that you can do to reduce waste at source:

  • Ask yourself if you really need to buy the product
  • Choose products with minimal packaging
  • Buy in bulk (food, cleaning products)
  • Use reusable cups and dishes
  • Read text on screen instead of printing it
  • Place a « no flyer » sticker on your mailbox Pas de circulaires
  • Drink tap water instead of bottled water
  • Borrow or rent tools
  • Purchase durable items and have broken ones repaired

In short, reducing at source not only reduces generated waste but also helps us avoid using our precious natural resources.