Plastic Free Tips for Life & Home
impending plastic shopping bag ban at many local grocers & retailers, it’s
time to get prepared and start thinking about alternatives. Read on for a few
simple tips to help reduce plastic waste and what to do & use instead.
& Produce Bags
retailers now offer reusable canvas bags and even lined tote boxes to load and
store groceries. You can purchase mesh produce bags online & in-store –
even better, why not skip bagging your produce altogether? Do those avocados
really need a bag of their own?!
storing these bags in plain sight, preferably close to your door on the way out
or in the garage near your car, will ensure you don’t forget your bags at home!
& Plastic Wrap Alternatives
storage containers can easily be swapped for glass jars. Your local dollar
store has a huge selection of glass storage jars if you are on a budget. Bulk
Barn also has a large selection (not to mention the added benefit of buying
food in bulk!).
artisans and small online shops have been making beeswax wraps, a reusable
alternative to plastic cling wrap for food storage. These are also simple to
DIY should you want to try your hand at it – simply made from fabric scraps
Mug from Home
your travel mug from your home to your local coffee shop is an easy way to
reduce plastic (and paper) waste from day to day.