Everyday Green Tips

Refuse disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible.

  • Choose items that are not packaged in plastic.
  • Use a reusable water bottle and refill it.
  • Carry your own bags, containers, and utensils.
    • Use your own bags wherever you shop.
    • Bring your own reusable container to restaurants.
    • Eat using a fork from home and skip plastic ones.
  • Use personal care products without plastic microbeads that end up in our waterways.
  • Say “no straw, please”

Reuse durable, non-toxic straws, utensils, to-go containers, bottles, bags, and everyday items.

  • Choose glass, paper, stainless steel, wood, ceramic and bamboo over plastic.

Reduce your plastic footprint.

  • Cut down on your consumption of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging and parts.

Recycle what you can’t refuse, reduce or reuse.

  • Pay attention to the entire life cycle of items you bring into your life, from source to manufacturing to distribution to disposal.
Last Published: June 14, 2017 2:25 PM