How to Help





Personal Actions & Initiatives:

  • Reusable alternatives
    • Water bottles, utensils, plates, bags, straws ect.
  • Using water bottle filling stations
  • Refusing single-use alternatives
  • Bringing reusable bags to stores
  • Bringing reusable containers to restaurants for leftovers
  • Shopping at zero-waste stores
  • Using products without plastic containers
    • Example: shampoo bars, soap bars, bamboo toothbrushes, ect.
  • Ask to use your own cup at fast food chains.
  • Get your meat products fresh and placed directly into a reusable container.
  • Buy liquids (milk, juice, ect.) in glass bottles.
  • Shop at bulk stores and bring your own containers
  • Avoid snack foods in plastic packaging
  • Buy fresh products without wrappers
  • Go to a farmer's market for produce
  • Always carry reusable utensils and straws with you
  • Use plastic free every-day products
    • Example: hairbrushes, combs, stainless steel containers, ect.
  • Check products for microplastics
  • Use plastic-free toiletries
  • Make your own cleaning supplies
  • Use beeswax wrapping paper instead of plastic bags
  • Make your own food instead of buying process, packaged snacks
  • Locate and use a local refillery
  • Influence your peers and community to reduce their single-use plastic consumption