Eco-friendly Shopping Tips

Become a more mindful consumer with these simple adjustments.

Shopping is the great American sport. Well, maybe after football. You can enjoy it more sustainably—and in moderation—using these helpful eco-friendly shopping tips. It's easier than you think to become a more environmentally conscious shopper and mindful consumer who helps the planet.

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Recycle product packaging.

We need to keep packaging out of the landfill. Many grocery stores recycle plastic bags from paper towels, toilet paper, bread, newspaper, dry cleaning and produce. Contact your local recycling center to learn what they do and don't accept.

Choose eco-friendly products.

Be a savvy consumer by checking labels and packaging for terms like “biodegradable,” “fair trade,” “organic” and “Made in the U.S.A.,” as well as earth-friendly materials like bamboo, hemp and recycled resources. Pay attention to what you bring into your home.

Buy in bulk.

Buying a lot of a given item at once can reduce the amount of packaging used. It can also save you time and money. For an even more eco-friendly shopping trip, check with the store to see if you can bring your own reusable containers to fill.

Opt for reusable products.

When you choose reusable items instead of single-use paper and plastic, you’ll keep countless items out of the landfill each year. This includes cups, bottles, utensils, straws, shopping bags, snack bags and more.

Join the sharing economy.

Before buying new, first try to borrow or share with family, friends, neighbors or your community. You can also offer up your excess items to others. Join your local Buy Nothing group on Facebook to “give where you live.”

Shop used.

Buying an item new signals more demand, meaning more resources to produce and transport it. If you can shop at a thrift store, garage sale or consignment shop, you’ll make better use of things that already exist—and save money along the way.

Make your lifestyle even more eco-friendly by using clean energy.

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