Cut Down On Packaging

-Carry reusable totes in your backpack or purse, for transporting groceries (or anything else you need to ferry around!).

-Think before you bag grocery store produce in plastic—items like onions, shallots, bananas, and garlic don’t need the extra layer.

-Bring lunch as much as you can—not only does it give you an excuse to repurpose scraps and leftovers, but it'll let you skip all the packaging that comes with buying lunch. ("The delivery bags, plastic utensils, and endless containers make me cringe," says Associate Buyer, Aja Aktay.)

-Don't leave the house without a reusable water bottle, to fill up wherever you are.

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