- We have all but eliminated paper and plastic grocery bags. We take green bags to the store with us. It’s become really easy, actually, because I have a large tote that I keep my bags in. That tote stays in the car all the time, so the bags are always ready when we’re at the store. My older sister gave me a really nice set of Go Again bags for my birthday, so I have insulated ones, roomy ones, and one with a divider for large bottles. I really love them.
- Instead of using paper towels in our kitchen, we use cloth dish towels. It doesn’t work for all messes (cat pee!), and it does increase our water usage (more laundry), but we have largely cut out paper towels. We’ve also repurposed our burp cloths into dish cloths.
- We have almost always used our regular kitchen plates and utensils instead of paper, plastic, or styrofoam. It’s nicer to eat from regular plates.
- Stainless steel water bottles have replaced our bottled water habit. (By the way, did you know that you can freeze your bottle about 1/3 full and the water will melt and give youÃ‚ icy cold water for most of the day?)
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