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Recycling: A Serious Water Saver
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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 04/01/2019

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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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  • vernyce d. 1 month ago
    if i put my added recycles to be cleaned in the dishwasher, i'd make sure to monitor my filter and set my "eco" choice on the equipment!
  • Antonia P. 1 month ago
    While waiting for it to get hot, we collect the cold shower water in a bucket or a big bin and use it to flush toilets, water plants, etc. I also shut the water while I am lathering and shampooing. Cuts down on water usage AND gas bills.
  • Sandra M. 1 month ago
    My husband and I take shorter showers and even skip some days if at home. We only water two days per week.
  • Janet C. 1 month ago
    When washing dishes I collect the cold water that comes through before the hot, (about a gallon) and use it on the garden. I can also add left over black tea which is good for the plants.
  • tommy b. 1 month ago
    today
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