Even better than recycling, the number one way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Not creating waste requires refusing disposable products and reusing and repairing items that you already have. Let’s put an end to single-use waste. Incorporating durable, reusable items into your daily routine is a great way to curb a throw-away lifestyle, save money, and prevent litter.
Replacing disposable products with reusable ones is one way you can help stop waste before it starts. Although some disposable products like water bottles and paper cups can be placed in your Denver Recycles purple cart, bringing your own cup, bottle and bags is the best choice for saving money, preventing litter in our waterways, and reducing the resources and energy that goes into making disposable products.
Many of us want to reduce our use of disposable products but simply forget to bring our own cups, bottles and bags with us regularly.
To make remembering to bring your reusables as easy and possible, try these tips until it becomes a habit:
Denver is lucky to have these small businesses focused on helping us find groceries and home and personal care products with little to no waste by providing plastic-free alternatives, returnable packaging, refills in your own containers, and even plastic-free delivery and shipping.