Recycling is critical to reducing the quantity of waste that New York City sends to landfills and incinerators. But recycling is not the same as waste prevention.
Waste prevention means actually eliminating or reducing the quantity of materials discarded, either as trash or recyclables. We all pay for waste through higher consumer prices and taxes to cover the cost of waste management, as well as damage to the environment. You can reduce these costs through waste prevention — here’s how:
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