A Waste Less Community
It all starts with...REFUSE
Say "NO, thank you" to "free" single-use straws, shopping bags, extra packaging, and swag you don't need.
Nothing is "free" when resources have been exploited to make it.
Choose products with little to no packaging and those made with recycled materials.
Buying the largest available container (without wasting what's inside!) also uses much less packaging.
Bar soaps are cheaper, last longer, and use 40 times less packaging material than liquid soap. This we have tried and absolutely loved.
Visit Cleenland in Cambridge and purchase all your cleaning supplies without nasty plastics!
Why pay for water and plastic containers? Buy powder-form dishwasher and laundry detergent packaged in cartons. And save $$$.
Bring your own shopping bag, lunch box, reusable utensil, or coffee mug; host parties with reusable plates, cups, utensils, and napkins.
Plaine Products: All natural, toxin-free, vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil free, color safe shampoo and conditioner in a returnable, refillable, reusable aluminum bottle. Enter code LEXINGTONGREENTEAMS for 20% off and earn 10% for LPS Green Teams! Why not?
LoopStore.com by TerraCycle - "Circular shopping" groceries in reusable containers. We just received our first order! "Delish" was the verdict from our kids (admittedly for the the gummy bear and icecream).
Get a favorite pair of shoes repaired, sharpen a knife, get your phone fixed...
Cell phone repairs:
You know the saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure". There are plenty of people out there that can use something you are done with, or that may have something you are looking for, so you don't have to buy new.
Try these free item 'sharing' groups or any neighborhood group/community you are a part of:
www.nextdoor.com Free section