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Reduce your plastic use for Waste Reduction Week: October 16-22

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By | Category: City News

Did you know that small plastic items can’t be recycled in your blue cart? They are too small to be sorted properly at the recycling facility. By reducing your use of these plastics you can help reduce plastic litter, keep plastics out of our waterways and protect our wildlife.


  • Straws: Straws suck! When ordering your drink tell your server that you’ll pass on the straw and drink directly out of the cup instead.
  • Cutlery: Ordering takeout or delivery? Request that no plastic cutlery be included with your order and use your own cutlery instead. Alternatively, bring your own cutlery with you when you are on the go. Your friends will be impressed when you pull that spork out of your purse.
  • Coffee Pods: Make the switch to a French press or Melitta-style coffee dripper instead. You won’t be left with the bitter taste of your environmental footprint after that cup of joe.
  • Plastic Bags: Don’t leave the house without your reusable grocery and produce bags.
  • Take Out Containers: Bring your own Tupperware and reusable mugs when eating out. Let your local coffee shops and restaurants know that you want your takeout order served in your reusable cup or tupperware. You’d be surprised how many local businesses are happy to save the planet and themselves some on packaging.


Waste Reduction Weeks runs October 16-22 but make use of these tips all year long.




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