Waste is anything you get rid of. Too much waste is harmful to the environment. Here are three ways to create less of it.
Buy less. Make sure to buy only what you need. Choose items with less packaging . This grocery store uses very little packaging.
Buy things that can be used more than once. This water bottle is metal. It can be used over and over. Donate things you do not use anymore. Other people can use them.
Recycling takes used materials. It turns them into something new. This way, they are not wasted. Glass and paper can be recycled. Some plastics can be too. Look for products made from recycled materials.
There are thousands of landfills in the United States. Landfills are places where garbage is buried. Most of what you throw away ends up there.