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Conserve Energy
Ensuring energy for the future.
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Protect Water
Protecting our most vital resource
Water is a vital natural resource we all need. And protecting and conserving water is a task that belongs to all us. In Madison we enjoy clean potable water…
Healthy Living
Choices that have a positive effect.
MGE’s Balance is working hard to help create healthier lifestyles for Madison residents. In order to improve community health we’re offering resources…
Green Transportation
Help reduce emissions.
When possible, walk, bike or use public transport to reduce or avoid carbon emissions. The city of Madison offers several options for public and private transport…

Less Waste

We all need to become aware of our habits and we must reduce the volume of waste generated.

In Madison, there are many companies committed to the reduction and reuse of products, in addition, they require stores to recycle many of the products they sell. MGE  is one of the companies that is committed to the reduction and reuse of many products, they recycle and eliminate waste as part of their daily routine.

For more information about MGE recycled materials click here.

The “3R” Rule

Reduce: We must take action to reduce the production of products which become waste, ration purchase measures, proper use of products and purchase of sustainable products.

Reuse: It is the action of reusing products and giving them another use. It is any operation by which waste is reused for a different purpose for which they were created. The more objects we reuse, the less waste that is produced and less resources are used.

Recycle: A process aimed at turning waste into new products or materials for further use. By recycling we prevent disuse of potentially useful materials and  the consumption of new raw materials which reduces energy use, air (by incineration) and water (through landfills) pollution as well as reducing emissions of greenhouse gases compared to the production of plastics.

Find out more about The ``3R`` Rule
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Helpful Links

More options to reduce, reuse and recycle products: