And last but not least, if the above 4 options won’t work, recycle. I don’t mean this in a negative way either. Recycling is important. When you are just starting to use the 5 R’s, it can be difficult to use the first few options. Maybe you missed the opportunity to refuse or reduce because you just weren’t there in your green journey when these purchases were made. Maybe there is no alternative. Recycling is a great way to open your eyes to all that you toss and a chance to rethink your future purchases.