Waste Reduction

While recycling and reusing materials is important, the most beneficial thing you can do to make an impact is to minimize the amount of waste you produce in the first place, including wasted food. You can refuse to accept things like single-use plastics–such as bags, bottled water, utensils, straws and coffee cups. Bring your own cloth bags, produce bags, sporks, water bottles and reusable cups or mugs. Purchase items with the least amount of packaging. This is the best way to guarantee that your stuff isn’t headed toward the trash. Read the full story here.