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New sustainability guides promote reduce, reuse, recycle

by Nevada State News
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RENO — Several new “sustainability guides” are now available to help Nevadans “reduce, reuse, and recycle” as the State continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The guides are the product of a collaboration between Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s (NDEP) Nevada Recycles Program and the University of Nevada, Reno’s Business Environmental Program (BEP).

The new sustainability guides provide Nevadans with eco-friendly tips for everyday life on topics such as:

  • How sustainability initiatives go hand in hand with our “new normal” and ways of doing business
  • Utilizing alternatives to disposable to-go ware
  • Establishing and/or maintaining sound recycling habits
  • Keeping disposable masks, wipes, and gloves out of the recycling bins

Nevada’s landfills have seen a significant spike in waste during the COVID-19 pandemic, primarily due to an increase in disposable products such as single-use plates, utensils, and more.

“As part of our mission, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection remains committed to fostering a healthy and sustainable future for Nevada’s children, families, and communities,” said NDEP Administrator Greg Lovato. “Taking small steps such as reducing food waste, recycling, and choosing washable face masks all contribute to a clean, thriving, and vibrant Nevada.”

Check out the guides on the BEP and Nevada Recycles websites. To learn more about Nevada’s sustainability initiatives and be part of the conversation, follow @NevDCNR on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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