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Back-to-School Waste Prevention Tips from OC Waste & Recycling
It’s Back-to-School time, and parents work hard to ensure your kids have a great and productive year. This also includes doing what you can for the environment. When preparing your kids for school this year, you can help them be good environmental stewards at the same time. Make sure to reuse and recycle as much as you can. Every little bit makes a difference in preserving our beautiful county and the planet. Families can:
Determine what can be used from last year
Repair and reuse binders
Reuse pens and pencils from last year
Sell back books or share with younger students or children
Repair backpacks with glue or other simple repairs
Buy smart and buy recycled products
Follow a classroom list to make sure to only buy what your child needs
Purchase "green" products not sold with excess packaging
Look for products not sold with excess packaging
Buy durable, reusable items like lunchboxes, locks and backpacks
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