You recycle, don’t you? You don’t worry about all the (cheap) plastic water bottles, soda bottles, and other plastic goods, because you toss them in the recycle bin, right?
I’ve been a big believer in REDUCE-REUSE-RECYCLE being practiced in that order. I live in a rural area where recycling is difficult to accomplish, so in our family, we try to prioritize REDUCE and REUSE and create less of the RECYCLE.
This video suggests that REDUCE-REUSE should be the priority for everyone – the “RECYCLE” part is mostly a myth.