Recycling 101

Thoughtful Consumption

Our everyday purchases affect both our wallet and our planet. Preventing waste by reducing the quantity of goods we consume can save money,energy and resources, and assist with reusing and recycling products.

This self-paced online course will show you why reducing our consumption is the first step in preserving our natural resources. Learn to consider different packaging and product types as you make purchases to prevent waste and save money. Making a difference means learning how to reduce waste: an activity we can all take part in. 

What you'll learn:
  • Importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.
  • Cultural influences that encourage consumption.
  • Product types, packaging materials and product disposal.
  • Cost efficiency of waste reduction.
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    From Oregon State University
    Length 1 - 3 hours
    Price $20
    Language English (English)
    Subjects Recycling 101
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