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I'm really trying to focus more on this aspect of green living right now. I thought we could all share ways in which we eliminate the amount of packaging that we consume and then throw out or recycle.
Here are some of the things I am doing now
* Avoiding individually wrapped items like milk/juice boxes or cheese sticks (I just started making my own string cheese
* Buying larger quantities of items I know I will use lots of
* Buying from the bulk section when possible and reusing my bags or containers for it
* cloth bags
* avoiding boxed prepackaged foods (for health reasons too!)
Things I'm adding
*bringing a travel mug with me when I buy coffee or tea while out, or making a cup of coffee to take with me instead of stopping for one!
* Doing more freezing, canning, dehydrating and then storing it in reusable containers. (Plus then I also know the fruits and veggies we are eating in January are local)
So what are your tips for reducing packaging?
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