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Getting Started - Helpful Links


The 5 R’s
Not sure how to begin? Trying to make a decision between two products and not sure which is better? When in doubt, revisit the 5 R’s (Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot) from the queen of zero waste herself, Bea Johnson. You can also check out her book which is basically the holy grail of the zero waste movement.
Terminology Explained: Biodegradable, Compostable, Degradable & Recyclable
One of our (amazing) suppliers, Georganics, wrote a great blog post and immensely helpful guide to common definitions and buzz words regarding the disposal of low-impact products and packaging. Rather than recreate the wheel, we’ve linked their post below!

“Is this recyclable?”
Not sure what's recyclable and what's not? Recycle for Scotland’s page makes it SUPER easy providing recycling info by product type.

A Beginner's Guide to Composting:
Again, Recycle for Scotland provides a handy breakdown (pun intended) for getting started with composting.