31 Easy Ways to Reduce our Use of Plastic

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  1. When ordering drinks, say “No straw please!"

  2. When ordering takeout, say “No utensils or bag please!”

  3. Carry a bamboo spoon/ knife/ fork/ straw kit in a purse or bag for eating on the run.

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  4. If you know you’re going shopping or going for takeout bring a canvas bag to carry the items.

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  5. Bring your own reusable containers to restaurants to package leftovers or takeout.

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  6. Carry your own reusable steel, glass or ceramic beverage container. Or use a glass mason jar!

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  7. When food shopping buy as many products as possible packaged in glass or paper.

  8. Go to the farmer's market and purchase fresh produce not contained in plastic.

  9. Do not put your fruits and veg in separate plastic bags just let them be free or get some reusable mesh produce bags.

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  10. Buy fresh bread from bakery section that is packaged in paper.

  11. Buy laundry detergent in boxes, not liquid in plastic containers.

  12. Buy vegan milk in paper cartons.

  13. Buy peanut butter that is packaged in glass containers.

  14. Buy bar soap, not liquid body wash.

  15. Buy real maple syrup (comes in glass bottles).

  16. Buy from the bulk food section + bring your own paper bags or mason jars to fill up.

  17. Buy tortilla chips packaged in paper bags.

  18. Buy beverages bottled in glass.

  19. Use aluminum or beeswax wraps to cover food instead of ziplock bags.

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  20. Clean with baking soda, vinegar and essential oils in a reusable spray bottle instead of continuously buying cleaners packaged in plastic.

  21. Store all your food in glass containers. If you purchase something bottled in glass, clean it and reuse it!

  22. Use Dr. Bronner's bar soap bar to wash your dishes.

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  23. Light a soy wax candle or incense instead of air fresheners.

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  24. Use washable cloth rags for clean up around the house, no paper towels.

  25. Use washable cloth napkins.

  26. Use rechargeable batteries to reduce buying batteries packaged in plastic.

  27. Use a reusable cloth bag or old fashioned steel lunch box to carry your lunch to work.

  28. Use matches instead of plastic encased lighters.

  29. Use wood cutting boards.

  30. Cook with wood or steel spatula, ladels etc.

  31. Use a wooden handle tooth brush.

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