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Ditch the plastic water bottle

Swap out the plastic water bottle with a reusable one! You can buy a new one from a variety of places but you don’t have to. You can use an old one, find one at a thrift store, use a jar with a lid, use an old kombucha bottle, or ask around if any of your friends have one they’re not using anymore.

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Say no to the to-go coffee cup

Take your coffee “for here” — if you need to hit the road, you can bring your own coffee mug for hot coffee, bring a tumbler of some kind, or bring any reusable cup from your house for an iced coffee beverage. You don’t have to buy a cool-looking tumbler, you can use any old one you have around or find one at a thrift store.

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decline to-go utensils & straws

It’s easy to say no to to-go utensils and straws! You don’t have to buy a cool bamboo set. You can just bring a knife/fork/spoon from your house with you. You can bring them with you in a bag/purse. Most of us don’t need straws, so we can go without. If you enjoy using a straw, you can buy a reusable one.

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refuse to-go containers

Bring your own to-go containers or eat your food “for here" when you’re out. You don’t need to buy stainless steel containers, or pyrex. Any container works! We typically end up with a bunch of plastic tupperware, use that up until it can’t be used anymore before you replace! You can also totally use old jars with lids, etc.

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embrace a razor that works

Say good bye to the days of plastic razors and crappy shaves. Embrace a reusable razor! This stainless steel one from Albatross is my favorite but find what works for you!

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Swap your soaps

You can pretty much swap out all your old soap from their plastic containers with soap bars. From dish soap bars like Savon De Marseille, to shampoo/conditioner bars, to body soap bars, and face soap bars. Soap bars are your new best friend! Not only can you find these at a variety of prices (often cheaper than their packaged competitors) but you can even learn to make your own!