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Small things you can do to make big impact on Environment The 3 R’s of environmental protection- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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Small things you can do to make big impact on Environment. The 3 R’s of environmental protection- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. The 1 st R - Reduce. Drive Efficiently -  drive a fuel efficient car, and don’t drive it more than you really need to!. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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ISB Mohali / SSG

Small things you can do to make big impact on Environment

The 3 Rs of environmental protection- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Think before you print or photocopy! When you must print or copy, do it double-sided, Edit on screen, not on paperReduce margin in word

Use e-mail to minimize paper use

Turn off unused lights

Use natural lights

Turn off water while brushing your teeth

Dont use power strips to turn on all computers and desk equipment at once

Dont use screen saver

Move your refrigerator away from wall

Try drinking tap water instead of bottled water, so you are not wasting all that packaging

Drive Efficiently - drive a fuel efficient car, and dont drive it more than you really need to!Park your car in the shade

Always make sure that your car has got pollution control certificateThe 1st R - Reduce

Repair rather than replace

The 2nd R - Reuse

Use canvas or cloth bags when shopping

Buy product in refillable containers e.g. washing powder, coffee, tea etc.

Use rechargeable batteries and refillable print cartridge

Take along lunchbox or tiffin when buying takeaways

Reusing clothes

Rain water harvesting

Reusing things, such as Ziploc bags, tinfoil, plastic utensils, etc.

Secondhand is not always second best.

Reuse of egg carton

Basket made of rappers

Reuse of empty bottles and old glasses

Reuse of old plastic buckets

The 3rd R - Recycle

Use recycled papers, Production of recycled paper uses only half the water and 3/4 of the energy than new paperIf you recycle cans, the energy used and air pollution created, is 95 percent less than if the cans were produced from raw materials.

Recycled glass reduces related air pollution by 20 percent and related water pollution by 50 percent. If it isn't recycled it can take a million years to decompose.

Recycle Electronic items