Living more consciously and in alignment is an area that requires constant growth and nurturing. There may be areas that we are really good at and feel content with and other areas we may see room for improvement, it’s fulfilling to learn and to aim to grow and evolve as our world and life changes. In an effort to help others find ways to cut down on their own waste, here are a few tips on how to eliminate single-use plastics and trash from your daily life.
1. Bag It
Bring reusable bags on every trip to the store.
2. Take Back The Tap
Instead of bottled water, use a reusable bottle or glass jar and fill it at the tap.
3. Ditch The Zip
Store food in glass containers rather than zip-top bags.
4. Pack A Waste-Free Lunch
Get a lunch box and fill it, rather than buying a meal sealed in plastic.
5. Drift Away From Plastic Packaging
Buy meat wrapped in butcher paper and keep veggies loose or in a reusable bag.
6. Reimagine Takeout
Bring your own containers and ask restaurant staff to use them to pack your food.
7. Straws Are For Suckers
When ordering, say, “No straw, please,” or carry your own stainless-steel straw.
8. Party Plastic-Free
Treat guests to reusable partyware or serve finger foods that don’t need utensils.
9. Clean Up Your Soap
Read labels and stop using products containing microbeads.
10. Get Active
Advocate for laws that make businesses accountable for the plastics they produce.