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Recycling: A Serious Saver Of Water 20

Making the products we use every day requires a lot of water. We can get a head start on conserving water by turning the material in existing products into new items; this cuts down on the resources needed for mining and manufacturing.

Updated On 02/16/2017 | Originally Published On 01/04/2016
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Making a new product from scratch uses more water than making it from recycled materials.
Could you put rigid plastics and metal cans in extra space in your dishwasher to cut down on how much you’re using from the faucet?
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Diverting waste and conserving water are a great combination when it comes to living more sustainably. Do you have any other ideas on how you can do this every day? Let us know in the comments below.

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A lot of water is needed to produce the products we use every day. We can get a head start on conserving water by turning current products into new items, which cuts down on the resources needed for mining and manufacturing. 

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  • Deborah W. 25 days ago
    I have to learn how to save more water for recyclables.
  • Tifdany C. 1 month ago
    I wash everything
  • Tabitha S. 2 months ago
    for peanut butter jars , I use the boiling water that I would normally dump down the drain after making pasta, it only works if you an empty peanut butter jar at that moment lol
  • Brian R. 5 months ago
    Your dishwasher uses x amount of water per cycle. No matter if it is full or empty. Best bet is to just wait until you have a full load. Ideas should be tested and proven before passed on as TRUE or FALSE.
  • ALEX R. 5 months ago
    Using the dishwasher when there is available space for cans and rigid plastics is an excellent way to have clean recyclable material using a minimum amount of water.
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