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               United States
               Environmental Protection
               Agency
Solid Waste
and Emergency Response
(5305WJB
EPA530-K-99-006
September 1999
www.epa.gov/osw/kids.htm

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keep ajar in use and out of orbit On take a
trek around your home on school to find more
ways to reuse old jars on other items.
 ) Printed on paper that contains at least 30 percent postconsumer fiber.

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Wash and necise me as a
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Fill me with freshly picked flowers
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Display a prized marble collection.

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favorite things and else me to
   store pens and pencils.

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Use me as a cookie ccitten
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Use me to store leftovers.

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      Be a Planet Protector/

      Find your own ways to make less trash, and help other people learn to
      reduce, reuse, and recycle. Fill in the blanks below with your own ideas.
                    "Reduce

                    Hint:
                    Use products with less packaging, like toys you don't
                    have to unwrap.
        Reuse

        Hint:
        Reuse scrap paper to draw pictures on make
        grocery lists.
                Recycle
                Hint:
                Find out what can be recycled in your community.
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 Ch.oo$e  to Reduce,
 Reu$e, and Recycle.
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                                         as a drinking glass.
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cookie cutter.
                    Fill it with
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                    water1 them
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fishing trip fo
txinry live bait.
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                    for tpur
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                    recycle them.

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