If you've resolved to live a greener lifestyle in 2019, Howard County Conservancy can help with these tips to reduce plastic waste.
Refuse offered plastics like straws and grocery bags if you don't need them.
Purchase and use your own reusable items, like drinking straws, cloth bags, bamboo utensils, and more. Plastic utensils are not recyclable and can sometimes contaminate recyclable plastics around them if they're disposed of in the same bin. Plastic baggies for sandwiches and snacks are also not recyclable. Washable sandwich covers and snack bags are a greener choice, plus they come in fun patterns!
Where possible, purchase recyclable containers like boxed water and juices, instead of those in plastic bottles.
Get more tips here.