Refuse plastic straws given in restaurants, diners and takeaways. If a straw is a must, ask for agro-waste paper straws.
Make a statement by purchasing reusable stainless steel/glass/ bamboo straws. These are washable and help reduce your plastic footprint.
Don’t accept paper cups as far as possible as they also come with a thin plastic lining and cannot be recycled, ultimately ending up in the landfills.
Purchase or make your own DIY reusable produce bag made from jute or cotton. Be sure to wash them often and keep reusing.
Instead of single use plastic forks, spoons and knives switch to cutlery made of natural materials e.g. bamboo fibres, birch wood, etc.
Whenever you head out of the house carry your own reusable mug to be used in various places for coffee, tea, juice or any other drink.
Hemp is a wonderful biodegradable material. The next time you throw a house or office party, buy hemp plates and glasses instead of single use plastic plates and glasses.
Whenever you eat street food choose the vendors that sell their products in leaf pattals. These are sustainable alternatives and also support the local economy.
Styrofoam is big nuisance as it is not recyclable and does not degrade for a really long time. Refuse the Styrofoam plates, cups, bowls and many other such and use your reusable dinnerware instead.
Request takeout places to use your carry on containers for leftovers instead of their disposable doggy bags.