Reduce, reuse, and recycle: the three Rs. They're the key to living a greener life and reducing the amount of waste you generate. Many people include recycling in their everyday affairs, taking glass, paper, and plastic to the curb or a recycling center. Reusing and reducing mean thinking about purchases and ways to minimize the impact of waste on the environment. How can you incorporate reducing, reusing, and recycling into your life? This chapter illustrates the importance of the three Rs and reveals the fate of waste that isn't reduced, reused, or recycled.