Waste Reduction Methods

Actions You Can Take Today to Reduce Waste

  • Reduce Wasted Food
  • Choose to Reuse or Refuse First
    • Reuse that jar your marinara sauce came in or the squirt bottle your hair product was in for something else.
    • Refuse items with excess plastic packaging and alternatively choose refillable or paper packaged options.
  • Learn how to compost with an indoor or outdoor bin .
  • Try growing your own food with a home garden or shop at your local farmers market.
  • Donate unneeded items and shop secondhand whenever possible.
  • Repair items by watching videos or asking for help to extend their useful life.
  • Choose reusable items over disposable
  • Recycle Right  

Alternative Products

Bottled Water Reusable Water Bottle & Sink Water Filter

  • Switching to a reusable water bottle and adding a filter to your kitchen sink can provide you and your family with clean tasting, cold, water on demand.

Grocery & Produce Bags Reusable Tote-Bags & Mesh Produce Bags

  • Switch to reusable bags and leave them in your car to eliminate the need for paper bags or plastic produce bags

Bottled Shampoo & Conditioner Shampoo & Conditioner Bars

  • Making the change to bar soaps, shampoos, and conditioners eliminates the use of plastic packaging

Laundry Detergent & Cleaning Products Make Your Own Cleaning Products in Reusable Bottles or Choose a Refillable Option

  • Making your own cleaning products saves money and eliminates the need for unnecessary plastic packaging

Zip-Top Sandwich Bags Reusable Food-Storage Bags

  • These can be found at most grocery or big-box stores and are a great choice for freeze excess foods or produce.

Make-Up Remover Wipes Washable Microfiber Cloth

  • You can now find specially made microfiber clothes for removing makeup at many major retailers or microfiber cleaning clothes work just as well