6 R E D U C E Use less stuff. Purchase exactly what is needed. Look at packaging.Buy in bulk.
7 R E U S E B.O.B. (Bring Own Bag Plastic and paper bags Water Bottles Steel CansGlass JarsCereal Boxes
8 Minimize the bottle! Save your money! Americans spend about $11,000 per minute on bottled water.Tap water costs an average of $.002 per gallon while a gallon of bottled water costs from $0.89 to $8.26 per gallon.
9 Owasso Recycling Center R E C Y C L EOwasso Recycling CenterLocation: 499 South Main Owasso, OKPhone: Hours of Operation:Tuesday - Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMClosed designated holidays.We Accept:AluminumAntifreezeBatteriesCardboardCooking oilGlassNewspaperOffice PaperPhone booksPlastics (#1 & #2)Motor oilPassenger Tires
10 R E T H I N K Before you buy: Do I really need it? Packaging Bulk Responsible ManufacturerHow far did it travel to get here?Trash or RecycleYou vote every time you spend a dollar
11 Recycling Reduces Energy Consumption Making new steel from old scrap offers up to 75% energy savings.Producing aluminum from scrap instead of bauxite ore cuts energy use by 95%, yet we still through away more than a million tons of aluminum per year.Paper recycling could save up to 70% of the energy needed to create paper from new timber.
12 Compost Organic WasteCompost your leaves, grass and food waste instead of sending them to the landfill. Most natural garden wastes can be composted, thus yielding free fertilizer without polluting the air.
19 Packaging by Mother Nature CompostableFair Trade, Country of Origin andBuy Local when available
20 What is Organic?Organic food must be produced without the use of sewer-sludge fertilizers, synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, hormones, antibiotics and irradiation.A variety of agricultural products can be produced organically, including produce, grains, meat, dairy, eggs and processed food products.
21 Baskets, Bags and Trays Bananas and Banana Bread
35 Total U.S. Beverage Consumption in 2005 Carbonated Soft Drinks 28.3%Bottled Water 10.7%Milk 10.9%Coffee 9.0%Beer 11.7%Fruit Beverages 4.7%Sports Drinks 2.3%Tea 3.8%Wine 1.2%Distilled Spirits 0.7%All Others 15.3%Source – American Beverage Association
36 53 million plastic bottles are thrown in the trash every day. In Tulsa, the average household buys 225 bottles of water per year. Of those, 16 are recycled.
43 Beware of words like ‘toxic’, ‘hazardous’, and ‘caution’ on label Find safer alternativesBuy Concentrated?
44 Natural Drain Cleaner 1/2 cup baking soda 1/2 cup white vinegar Boiling waterPour baking soda down the drain. Add white vinegarCover the drain, if possible. Let set for 5 minutes.Then pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain.