1) BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag)
Bringing your own bag is one of the easiest ways to cut down on the amount of waste you produce every year by eliminating the need for paper or plastic shopping bags. There’s just one problem: you don’t always remember to bring your tote bag wherever you go. If that’s the case, keep a few foldable reusable bags in the bottom of your purse or in your back pocket all the time. These ultra-light bags fold into pocket sized squares.
2) Buy in bulk.
You can cut down on waste without changing the ingredients you’d normally buy—instead just opt for the bulk bins next time you’re at the grocery store. Buying spices, nuts, pasta, lentils, and more from the bulk bins and reusing glass containers at home can seriously cut down on plastic, cardboard, and glass waste. Use cotton produce bags to transport your bulk groceries from the store to home.
3) Come prepared with your own containers.
Whether you’re grabbing a quick coffee on your way to work or bringing home leftovers from a restaurant, come prepared with reusable containers. Collapsible food storage containers, like this silicone travel cup, are easy to store in your backpack or purse during your daily commute.