- use glass reusable food containers for leftovers
- purchase large economical size of dishwasher liquid
- purchase laundry detergent that comes in paper packaging that is recycable
Also, I have found great ways to reduce the use of disposable plastics by using reusable cloth sandwich bags instead of the plastic storage bags. Think about it, when you pack a sandwich for lunch, you literally use that bag for about 3-4 hours and then it is discarded. It is such a waste of money and resources. There are a number of great cloth sandwich bags available and sold at the www.etsy.com website where local boutique vendors post their wares. You can also make your own eco-friendly reusable cloth sandwich bags, too! The challenge of using such cloth bags is when you have sandwiches with condiments. You can avoid packing a sandwich with condiments (e.g. mayo, mustard or ketchup) by having an economical size bottle stored in your office pantry refrigerator. Just add the condiments when you are ready to eat the sandwich.