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  1. Smarter Purchasing Why is purchasing important? America is a nation of “stuff.” We make a lot of it, we buy a lot of it, and we throw away a lot of it. Unfortunately for us, every product we buy has an environmental impact that reaches far beyond our own time spent with it. Most products undergo a journey that starts long before they reach our hands, and continues on long after we dispose of them as waste. Each phase of this journey contributes its own health and environmental impacts. Most of these are related to the use of fossil fuels for key activities throughout the product’s life, including materials procurement and processing, the manufacture and assembly of parts, product disposal, and the transport of the product from place to place. The burning of these fossil fuels contributes to reduced air quality and climate change. Additionally, many products require the addition of toxic chemicals which humans can be exposed to through use. The manufacture and disposal can also yield toxic byproducts such as dioxins, mercury and lead. Materials processing Manufacturing & assembly Transportation Transportation End of life disposal Use Raw materials extraction Transportation Transportation Recommended JustOne Actions Share your action for your chance to win! Reuse or Repurpose Before Buying New Text “JUSTONEACTION” and your action to 22333 Share online at Buy Recycled-Content Products ◊ Buy In Bulk Buy BPA-Free ◊ Buy Low-VOC ◊ Buy Mercury-Free Buy Reusable, Recyclable & Biodegradable Products

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