Carry a re-suable bag with you everywhere – In your purse, in the trunk of your car. Find a small one that folds up easy and doesn’t take up a lot of space. I don’t have to talk about how bad plastic bags are for our environment.
Say bye to plastic straws – When eating out or ordering drinks. Ask for no straw. If you must have one, invest in some glass or stainless steel reusable ones. Straws are a tiny bit of plastic that we don’t think about that wrecks havoc on our environment.
Say deuces to plastic bottles – Use the bottles you already have or invest in a stainless steel or glass bottle.
Kiss fast fashion good bye – I KNOW, its hard. No more Forever 21 or the Gap is asking a lot of folks. Especially if you are someone who enjoys shopping like me. Because of fast fashion, most clothing ends up in landfills.Before you make a purchase, ask if you really need it. If you do, try to buy it second hand, or from a more ethical company. This graphic from storyofstuff.org is a great way to think about clothing.
Lastly, Find unpackaged versions of things you use everyday. There are stores that sell unpackaged food in bulk that allow you to bring your own containers like mason jars or cotton bags. Find a local bulk store near you here – http://zerowastehome.com/app/
Let’s do our part to keep Mama Earth looking gorgeous.
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