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Sustainability & Recyling - Buy Recycled

One way to reduce waste is to buy items that have been manufactured with recycled materials.Look for this symbol: it indicates the proportion of that product that is made from recycled stuff.
There are more than 4500 recycled-content products available, in fact, many of the products we buy every day contain some materials that came from recycled material. Here are some examples of daily use items:

At Work:

  • Copy Paper
  • Aluminum cans
  • Glass containers
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Toner cartridges
  • Re-purposed medical equipment
  • Writing instruments and desk accessories

At Home

  • Egg cartons
  • Cereal boxes
  • Laundry Detergent bottles
  • Motor oil
  • Newspaper
  • Car bumpers
  • Carpeting
  • Nails
  • Steel and aluminum products
  • Plastic Lumber for your deck
  • Greeting cards and wrapping paper
  • Lawn and garden supplies

For more information on purchasing recycled-content products visit EPA
DHEC Green Guide
Ohio Department of Natural Resources has a good guide of recycled content products!


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