Ways to reduce plastic use:
- Stop using plastic straws. Either use no straw and carry a stainless steel straw. Companies like FinalStraw make collapsable carry friendly stainless straws.
- Bring reusable cloth bags when shopping. Plastic bags often cannot be recycled and are a major producer of landfill waste.
- Give up gum. Surprisingly, gum is a form of plastic (synthetic rubber).
- Avoid frozen food. Much of the packaging for frozen food is plastic.
- Carry a refillable water bottle