6R Concept in UMP
Refuse to buy or accept products that may harm you or the environment. Think about free gifts that people give away. If you need to use it, then take it. But if you won’t use it, just say, “No.”. Refuse to receive materials with unnecessary packaging that you need to dispose later as domestic waste later. Ask the question, “Do I need this?”
Only use as much as you need only. Keep asking the question, “How much do I actually need?”
Reuse something you already have instead of buying something new. Replace single-use item with reusable item. It will save you some money and also the environment.
If you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse, then recycle is the next option. Recycling is not the best option but at least you take the initiative to save the environment in a way that you think it is possible. Recycle all the basics item such as paper, plastic, metal and glass.
Compost your organic waste such as food waste and green waste. Don’t just throw it away. Create a new, beneficial product out of it. Recycle food wastes into composted soil or as a food for a local farm.
Think back all of your previous action. “Why did I bought that product? Can’t I find sustainable replacement for it? How can I do better in protecting the environment?”.