Reduce Quotes, Recycle Quotes, Reuse QuotesEnjoy these short quotes on recycling, reducing, and reusing. Reflect on these concise and to the point quotes in relation to what we are doing to our environment. To quote the Milwaukee Journal, "Trash: there are no rugs left to sweep it under." We hope you enjoy these good quotes and they inspire you to implement reduce, recycle, and reuse practices!
"Most of us are familiar with recycle and reusing, but how often do we think of the third R - REDUCE? 'Reduce' is probably the most important of the three Rs because, if we reduced, it would limit the need to recycle and reuse."
"Just as we cannot blame others for destroying the environment,
"Like a shadow that does not permit us to jump over it, but moves with us to maintain its proper distance, pollution is nature's answer to culture. When we have learned to recycle pollution into potent information, we will have passed over completely into the new cultural ecology."
"We may recycle newspapers and glass and take proper satisfaction for doing so, but we remain caught in a web of spiritual assumptions about success and consumption, progress and waste that effectively undermine and trivialize our efforts to escape."
"Can implementing the three R's - reduce, recycle, reuse, save you money?
"Use it up, wear it out,
"There must be a reason why some people can afford to live well.
"Itīs an illusion that the solution to pollution is dilution!"
"By treating waste as a resource, the reader will save money and better the environment."
"You can help keep garbage out of landfills by using things again and again."
"And don't forget to recycle to help save resources and reduce space in landfills and buy recycled products as often as possible to encourage recycling."
"Recycling aged wireless equipment is a sensible alternative. Valuable materials can be recovered from used wireless devices in a number of different ways."
"This we know: the Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the Earth.
All things are connected like the blook that unites us all. Man did not weave
the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself."
"We must learn to be less wasterful and to develop an environmental ethic that
includes a respect for all other species."
"We were surprised at the little things we could all do to reduce our greenhouse gases by one-tonne. We all could make more of a difference when it comes to greenhouse gases."
"No matter how you look at it, scooping garbage into an oven and setting it afire is an equally primitive alternative to digging a hole in the ground and burying it. The former contaminates air; the latter, groundwater."
"We are not to throw away those things which can benefit our neighbor. Goods are called good because they can be used for good: they are instruments for good, in the hands of those who use them properly."
"The EPA estimates that of over 20 million personal computers discarded in 1998, only 13% were reused or recycled. Of those that were recycled, over 112 million pounds of valuable materials were recovered including steel, glass, plastic and precious metals."
"Each individual contribution to the problem may be minimal, but the combined
activities of our neighbours, our community and citizens across the country
have an enouromous effect."
"Just in Canada alone, millions of new ink cartridges for home and business printers are purchased each year. After some research, I was amazed to learn that in Canada, less than 5% of the millions of cartridges are ever recycled."
"If 25 years ago I had said that the majority of Canadians would be drinking bottled water today,
you would have laughed. If I were to say now that we may have to breathe
bottled air in 25 years if we don?t fundamentally change the way our society works,
would you laugh? And if we can?t breathe the air, does it really matter whether the government of the day is right or left?"