Easy Swaps to Get Rid of Plastic

Ditch plastic from your home and kitchen with these easy swaps. Not only will you boost your health, you’ll clear up unwanted clutter, and will have a greener footprint, too.

Easy Swaps to Get Rid of Plastic

By Toni Gasparis

Using plastic for storing and covering food often seems like the easiest option, but in reality, relying on it so much can be hazardous both to the environment and your health. Instead, try these simple swaps for plastic to use instead. Some of them are as easy as using a reusable bag when grocery shopping or using a glass or aluminum water bottle. And if anything, recycling is always the way to go!

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Use Wax Paper Bags

Use wax paper bags as to-go containers. Opt for reusable ones in fun prints as incentive for kids not to toss them after they take eat their snacks for the day.

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