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Decreasing Food Waste
 
Printing

  Think twice before printing.
      Ask yourself if you really need to print a hard copy or if the electronic
        version will suffice.

  Don't print out emails, unless you absolutely have to.

  Avoid printing something in the event that you may read it sometime. Only
    print it if you need to.

Add in a note at the bottom of your emails such as:






  If you print a document see if you can share it, instead of printing several
    documents.

  Unnecessary printing is a waste of paper, ink and electricity.

  When you print specify the pages you want in the Page Range so you only
    print what you need.

  Adjust the page margins to fit more onto one page.

  If you need to print a hard copy of an email:
     Check the number of pages you are printing versus what you actually
       need.
     You may only need one paragraph in a mail but land up printing pages of
      mails that were below the part needed. Those pages get thrown away.
      (If you do so, at least be sure to recycle them.)
     Printing the disclaimers is a waste of paper.
     To print an email - in Print specify current page or Pages: 1 in Page
      Range.

  If you need to print a hard copy of a webpage:
   Copy and paste only what you need into a word document so that less
      ink is used.
   Check print preview to see the contents on each page and if it's what
      you need.

Invitations

  Send electronic invitations instead of paper or plastic invitations.

  If you are creating paper invitations use recycled paper.

Notes

  Use a small book as a memory book - instead of post-its (because of the
    sticky part they can't be recycled) - to jot down things you need to do.
   (Once it's full it can serve as a diary for you or the whole book can go
      into recycling.)

Junk Mail

  In the same way that you can opt out of receiving emails or smses so too
    can you stop receiving junk mail that invariably gets thrown away.

  Contact The Direct Marketing Association of South Africa (DMASA)to add
    your details to the Don't Contact Me list.
     Contact the call centre on 0861 362 362 or log on to www.dmasa.org.

  Call the company that sends you junk mail and ask to be removed from
    the mailing list.

Donations

  If you make a donation monthly and you are sent a thank you letter
    monthly call them and ask to receive the letter and tax invoice once a
    year. (Your donation money is then not being wasted on administration
    fees.)

On-Line Accounts

  Instead of receiving your accounts in paper format, request that your
    accounts be sent electronically.

Remember to recycle all your paper. See recycling

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