The 5 R's of Sustainable Living

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The 5 R's of Sustainable Living by Mind Map: The 5 R's of Sustainable Living

1. Refuse

1.1. Refuse to purchase items that you know you don't need or are negatively affecting the environment.

1.2. Ask yourself the questions, "Why am I purchasing this?," and "What are the effects of me purchasing this?"

2. Reduce

2.1. Use less of what you do consume.

2.2. Ask yourself the questions, "Could I use less of this?," and "What is the minimum amount necessary?"

3. Reuse

3.1. Use something you already have instead of purchasing a new item.

3.2. Replace single-use items with items you can use over and over again.

4. Repair

4.1. Repair the item you already have instead of purchasing a new one.

4.2. If the item is beyond repair, think about how you could use the item in a different way.

4.3. Ask yourself the question, "Am I able to fix this?," and "Could I use this for something else?"

5. Recycle

5.1. When all else fails, consider whether the item you're using is recyclable.

5.2. Follow all recycling rules to ensure that your item is properly recycled.

5.3. How Recycling Works!

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