What you've been waiting for, a long long list of ways you can reduce your plastic usage. You probably understand some already, however I hope that a number of these ideas are brand-new and do-able. Just consider the pacific trash patch whenever you feel lured to buy water, get a to-go cup or buy liquid laundry cleaning agent.
Keep in mind: A number of these suggestions are to lower your waste, which will in turn lower your usage of plastic trash bags.
Here we go:
1. Bring your own fabric bags to the supermarket (or any shop!).
2. Do not purchase drinks bottles in plastic. Glass is great.
3. Bring your own multiple-use steel or ceramic drink container. If they're too expensive, utilize a glass mason container! Heavy, however cheap.
4. Do not get to-go coffee or hot drinks. Your drink lid and cup will reside on for over 100 years! The lids and lining are plastic. Bring your own or ask for a ceramic, reusable cup.
5. Go to the farmer's market and purchase freshfruits and veggies (not packaged in plastic).
6. Don't purchase convenience foods plans in plastic.
7. Make your own bread.
8. Purchase bread from pastry shops that package in paper.
9. Tidy with baking soda and vinegar instead of cleaners packaged in plastic.
10. Purchase laundry cleaning agent in boxes, not liquid in plastic containers.
11. Purchase farm fresh eggs in recyclable paper containers.
12. Get your cheese from the deli and place it in your own container (glass or a plastic one that you already have, do not waste what you already have!) or get it covered in paper.
13. Purchase your meat from the deli and have it covered in paper.
14. Package your leftovers in corningware.
15. Bring your own containers to dining establishments to package leftovers.
16. Usage bar soap to clean your meals. Dr. Bronner's is best.
17. Stop utilizing antiperspirant or antiperspirant. It's not natural to avoid yourself from sweating. Usage fragrance in a glass bottle if you want a good smell.
18. Do not utilize air fresheners. Light a candle or incense rather.
19. Store all your food in glass containers. If you acquire something bottled in glass, tidy it and reuse it!
20. Buy bulk cereal, bring your own paper bags.
21. Buy tortilla chips packaged in paper bags.
22. Buy bulk coffee packaged in paper or in cans, or bring your own bags.
23. Purchase milk in paper containers.
24. Buy peanut butter that is packaged in glass containers.
25. Buy bar soap, not liquid body wash.
26. Garden compost your trash, reduce your use of plastic trash bags.
27. Line little trash bins in your house with paper bags.
28. When purchasing drinks, say "no straw please!"
29. Buy genuine maple syrup (comes in glass bottles) we get ours at Trader Joes.
30. Buy toilet paper that is covered in paper, not plastic.
31. Don't utilize ziploc. If you need to keep things like half an onion (happens to us all the time!) use aluminum or waxy paper.
32. Use cloth rags for clean up around your home, no paper towels-- decreases your garbage and require for trash bags.
33. Usage matches rather of plastic encased lighters. They usually provide to you free of charge at the liquor shop.
34. Usage cloth napkins. They feel great and reduce your waste and usage of plastic trash bags.
35. If you want a fun drink, purchase chocolate milk in a container or apple juice in glass bottle. You can also ferment your own drinks in glass mason containers.
36. Bring your own bag to all stores you shop in and state "no bag required, thanks!"
37. Put empty cardboard boxes in your automobile to transfer heavy items to and from your automobile without a bag.
38. State "paper not plastic" at the supermarket.
39. Do not use plastic cutting boards. Use wood or glass.
40. Usage baby bottlesmade of glass.
41. Use stainless-steel sippy cups for kids.
42. Usage fabric based toys for your pets, like catnip mice and soft squishy balls.
43. Buy cloth diapers. Numerous excellent ranges offered and much better for your child. We fill a super bowl size hole every day with disposal diapers that will seep contaminants into the environment for centuries to come.
44. Buy CDs packaged in cardboard sleeves or purchase your music online.
45. Usage junk mail and other paper to stuff into huge bundles to ship rather of bubble wrap or air filled plastic.
46. Usage real silverware for celebrations rather of plastic.
47. Use rechargeable batteries to reduce purchasing batteries packaged in plastic.
48. Make a compost heap to reduce your food waste and put it back into the earth.
49. Use a reusable fabric bag or old fashioned steel lunch box to bring your lunch to work or school.
50. Make your own yogurt in glass mason jars. It's easy!