The Green Gate
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Findings at a glance A broader view What you can do

Take action on the Bay Area's behalf. Here are some ways you can keep trash out of local landfills.

  • Reduce the amount of garbage you send to landfills by reusing and recycling materials at home and at work.

  • Purchase wisely. Buy bulk foods when possible and products made of and packaged in recycled materials.

  • Create less waste -- the less you produce, the less that will need to be reused, recycled, or sent to a landfill.

  • You'll find lots more Bay Area green-living tips in our Green Gate Green Guides. And to keep informed and take action on the latest issues affecting the Bay Area and the rest of California, join NRDC's California Activist Network.

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