One way to reduce waste is to not cause it in the first place. Below are some ideas:
- Bring your own coffee cup to work and use it for your morning up of java.
- Many stores sell refillable cups and mugs that you can use at their restaurants for less cost. Right now, Pilot has a Dollywood travel mug that you can purchase and get 5 refills for free.
- When making purchases in the bulk section in stores like Three Rivers Market, bring your own containers. Have them weigh them up front before you fill them so that you aren’t charged extra for the weight of the container.
- Instead of using plastic bags for veggies at the grocery and farmers market, reuse ones you already have at home.