Tip of the week
Three ways to reduce plastic waste
Buy in bulk. Even people who avoid disposable water bottles go through many plastic bottles full of shampoo, dish soap, laundry detergent, etc. Switch to reusable bottles and buy the cleaning products in bulk-size pouches. Also favor concentrated formulas, which saves on packaging, too.
Never be without a bag. “We all know we should be using reusable shopping bags”—but remembering them is another thing. “The solution is simple: Strategically plant reusable bags in all the spaces you inhabit,” including your car and office. Always have at least one folded into your purse or backpack.
Choose slow shipping. “Do you really need every single item in two days?” To cut down on packaging waste, place orders with online retailers only when you’ve accumulated several items in your shopping cart. Then select no-rush shipping—which increases the odds they’ll be sent out in a single box.