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Climate change and global warming pose threats to the planet for future generations but we can help limit damage to the earth by reducing the amount of natural resources we consume. By choosing to reduce, reuse, or recycle the packaging and products you use on a daily basis, you can decrease your carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment.

close-up image of a recycling bin and bottlesMost people are aware of ways to recycle plastics, paper, aluminum cans, and glass bottles, but did you know that many other materials can be given new life through recycling?

Other recyclable materials:

Can’t recycle it? Donate!

Compost: Turn last night’s scraps into next season’s fresh food:

  • Composting is the controlled decomposition of organic materials; essentially it is recycling your food and yard waste. By composting at home, you reduce the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, save money on soil costs by creating your own soil and fertilizer, and add nutrients to the soil which lead to robust and flourishing gardens.

Learn where to recycle in your community and discover where all of that recycled waste actually ends up.

Show us how you recycle by leaving a comment below or tweeting us @MassGov.

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