Keep a few re-usable bags in the house, in your car and/or your handbag and refuse plastic bags. If you happen to forget your own every now and then, Boomerang Bags are there to save the day!
Drink from a glass jar or re-usable bottle. This not only saves on plastic waste, but helps to reduce the environmental costs associated with producing bottled water, and will also save you money.
Your fruits and vegetables want to be free – Pack them all straight from the checkout into your re-usable bag, or ask for a cardboard box. To keep them fresh at home, store them in sealed re-usable containers, or wrap leafy greens in a damp cloth.
Most dry foods such as rice, beans, cereals, dried fruits and nuts can be bought in bulk. Pack them straight into re-usable produce bags, glass jars or containers to save on plastic packaging.
Bring your own re-usable containers when getting take-away or restaurant left-overs, and also remember your re-usable utensils!