1. Reuse as much as possible. Use reusable bags and containers as much as possible to avoid plastic and other materials that end up in the landfill and hurt wildlife. If you are in the position where you must or choose to use plastic bags, make sure to reuse them next time you go to the store or for something else.
2. Reduce. Reduce the usage of plastic, styrofoam and other materials that take a long time to decompose. Choose to reduce plastic water bottles and invest in a reusable water bottle. Use excess water in cups or light washing to water plants to reduce water consumption.
3. Compost. You don't need to live on a farm or even have a big backyard to try this eco-friendly disposal method. Composting means recycling nutrients back into the ecosystem, which benefit your local waterways and soil.
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