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Rate Yourself on Waste Prevention at Home

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Here’s an opportunity to find out whether your actions are helping to reduce New York City’s waste. Answer the ten questions below and we’ll calculate your waste prevention score. Ready?

How often do you...

1. Donate clothing to a charity, or buy or sell second-hand items?

always    sometimes    never

2. Use rechargeable batteries?

always    sometimes    never

3. Mix chlorine bleach and ammonia to clean a really dirty stain?

always    sometimes    never

4. Buy durable, reusable products even though they may cost more?

always    sometimes    never

5. Say“no bag, thanks” when purchasing just one or two items?

always    sometimes    never

6. Take action to reduce junk mail, phone books, and catalogs?

always    sometimes    never

7. Reuse packaging “peanuts”?

always    sometimes    never

8. Throw away unwanted packets of soy sauce or ketchup?

always    sometimes    never

9. Buy a concentrate and add water in your own container?

always    sometimes    never

10. Use a sponge or rag instead of paper towels to clean up a spill?

always    sometimes    never


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