Ways to Reduce Single Use Plastics

Say "No" to Straws

When at a restaurant, coffee shop, on campus, skip the straw and the lid. Ask for no straw.

Use Reusable Bottles and Cups

Take a reusable mug or coffee cup to your favorite coffee shop next time you go! 

Use Reusable Produce Bags

Instead of using the plastic ones at the store, bring a fabric bag to bring home all your produce in.

Buy Boxes, Not Bottles

Buy laundry detergent and dish soap in boxes instead of plastic bottles. Cardboard can be more easily recycled.

Give Up Gum

Gum is made of a synthetic rubber, aka plastic. Plus it ends up making a mess anyways...

Reuse Glass Containers


You can buy prepared foods in glass jars instead of plastic ones, including spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, salsa and applesauce.