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Waste Prevention Shopping Tips

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Choices you make every day can help prevent waste. Click on a shop in the illustration above to enter that shop and see related waste prevention strategies. Or scroll through the list below to go directly to waste prevention tips for particular consumer items.

Visit tips for your home for more waste prevention tips.


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  Tips for your home
  basement/storage | bedroom | car | kitchen | living room | yard

  Tips while shopping 
  appliances | dry cleaner | hardware | grocery store | deli

  Tips in apartment buildings 

  Tips for home improvements 

appliance storedry cleanershardware storegrocery storedeli or restaurant
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