Paper bags. They have a higher carbon footprint than plastic bags. Re-use bags you already own to avoid increasing your waste.
Biodegradable cups. The sheer number of disposable cups used in the world makes all materials unsustainable. 400,000,000 disposable cups are used in the U.S. alone every day. Use re-usable cups instead. Pick one with a cow on so it’s easily recognizable. ;-)
Paper & pasta straws. Paper straws usually have a bigger carbon footprint than plastic ones. Pasta straws add to the food waste. Learn to drink from the glass or cup.
Glass bottles. Unless you dish and re-use them, glass bottles are not sustainable.
A good way of thinking when it comes to sustainability, is to use re-usable things whenever available and don’t buy things that aren’t necessary. Go for quality that lasts a long time.
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