10 Pieces of Advice from Mama

Remember – Mama’s always right.


Skip the straw, or purchase a reusable straw.

Kindly let your server know that you do not need a straw and encourage restaurants to only give straws when they are requested.

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Skip the plastic shopping bag.

The average American family takes home almost 1,500 plastic shopping bags a year. I know y’all aren’t using all those bags you collect. Free up some space in your home and switch to reusable shopping bags instead.


Reduce your paper consumption.

When printing, try to keep it to double-sided copies to reduce waste. However, when possible stick to processing “paper content” digitally. Magazines and newspapers are single-use items that often go unrecycled once read. Opting to get that same information digitally can have a big impact on the amount of waste you produce.


Invest in a water bottle…

…and use it in place of single-use bottles of water. And if you’re ever in a pinch and have to buy bottled water, always recycle the bottle.


Opt for reusable items whenever possible.

For example, disposable cups and plates, plastic utensils, cling wrap, zipper storage bags, cotton swabs, and traditional feminine hygiene products all have sustainable, reusable alternatives available.

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Shop for Durability

Durable goods are made to last longer, and save money and reduce waste in the long run.


Look for ways to Repurpose

Traditional single-use packaging and products can often be wonderful, reusable solutions for your daily needs. Look for ways to be resourceful.


Think Twice Before You Buy

Ask yourself, “Do I really need this? Can I buy it second-hand?”


Be a proactive consumer

Look for options that involve less waste when you’re shopping for goods. Shop local to reduce your carbon footprint, buy dry goods in bulk, and look for items with little to no packaging whenever possible.


Be an Advocate

Encourage friends and family to reduce, reuse and recycle, and ask local coffee shops and restaurant to embrace more sustainable practices, such as offering alternatives to traditional straws or switching from styrofoam cups and to-go containers to recyclable plastic.

Mama’s been thinking…

Get more ideas to reduce, reuse, and recycle, as well as see suggested products to help you live more sustainably.

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