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Reusables

Why It Matters

Each year, Americans throw away 25 billion Styrofoam cups, which don’t breakdown in the landfill – they’ll still be there in 500 years!

Top 5 Tips for Reusables

  1. Ditch the disposable beverage containers. Ditch the disposable water bottle in favor of one you can refill, and switch to reusable coffee cups ñ you can often get a discount at your favorite coffee shop.

  2. Don’t forget your lunchbox. Try reusable silverware and tupperware instead of disposables.

  3. Snack right. Reusable snack bags and sandwich bags are gaining in popularity ñ switch over!

  4. Shop smart. You guessed it: forget about plastic shopping bags and bring your own reusables – at the grocery store but also at other stores.

  5. Dish towels. Use cloth dish towels instead of paper towels; that way you can simply wash and reuse!

Digging Deeper

Watch the Story of Bottled Water.

Check out some creative options for reusable coffee mugs.

Get reusable lunchbox essentials.

Read EPA’s advice on packing a waste-free lunch.