Plan Zero Waste Events

zero waste events

I pledge to plan zero waste events that rely on washing and reusing everything and avoiding anything that’s single use or made from plastic.

BYO Takeout Container

glass food jar

I pledge to go zero waste takeout by bringing my own reusable container and will inform the restaurant when I place my order so they can accommodate my request.

Buy Plastic-Free Produce

lemons loose

I pledge to not buy any produce packaged in plastic mesh, plastic clam shells, or wrapped in plastic film. I will buy loose produce instead.

Reuse Aluminum Foil

reuse aluminum foil

I pledge to reuse aluminum foil by washing it – soaking if necessary to soften baked-on food – and drip drying it, then folding or rolling it to be stored until next time.

No Single-Use Sweeper Pads

sweeper pad

I will not buy or use single-use, disposable sweeper pads – wet or dry – since they create unnecessary household waste. I will buy and use reusable, washable sweeper pads instead to go zero waste.

No Plastic Food Wrap

beeswax food wrap

I will not buy plastic food wrap since it’s not recyclable and is made from petroleum, which can leach toxins into our food and the environment. Instead I will buy washable, reusable beeswax food wrap to go zero waste.

No Paper Receipts

paper receipts

I will opt out of paper receipts whenever possible including those from the drug store, supermarket, bank, dry cleaners and other retailers I frequent. I will opt for electronic receipts wherever possible to avoid paper receipts, most of which is unrecyclable.

No Single-Use Produce Bags

reusable produce bag

I pledge to not use or accept any single-use produce bags even if they’re labeled compostable or biodegradable.