1- Stop using plastic straws. If straw is must purchase a reusable stainless steel or glass straw use. 2- Avoid buying frozen foods because their packing is mostly plastic. 3- Purchase food like cereal, pasta and rice from bulk bins and fill a reusable bag. You save money for unnecessary packing. 4- Reuse containers for storing leftovers or shopping in bulk. 5- Buy boxes instead of bottles often. Products like laundry detergent come in cardboard which is more easily recycled than plastic.