When it comes to reducing the amount of plastic waste in your life, it’s important that you first look for ways to reduce and reuse. All month long we have been sharing tips on how to reduce your plastic usage. Conducting a trash audit (see post on July 6) will help you to analyze the types of waste you are creating in your home. If you find that there are items you cannot eliminate, check your municipality’s recycling program to see what items can be collected curbside. For those Mercer County Municipalities that participate in the Mercer County Improvement Authority’s recycling program, more information can be found here: http://www.mcianj.org/content/119/default.aspx.

AND DON’T FORGET: Items in plastic bags will not be collected for recycling. (And any plastic bags simply tossed into your recycle bin are a real menace when they get to the recycling center where they tend to get caught in the gears and shut down the operation.) #PlasticFreeJuly