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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.
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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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RECYCLING SAVES THE DAY. AGAIN.

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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  • Brian R. 1 month 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. 1 month 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.
  • Wenzhen L. 1 month ago
    So much to learn with recycling:-)
  • Audrey T. 1 month ago
    I've done the dishwasher thing especially with peanut butter jars.
  • Jan D. 2 months ago
    Love the idea of using the dishwashers extra space. Will start doing that! Thank you!!
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