Tips for Sustainable Summer Festivities: Reduce Your Use

While our summer festivities may look a bit different this year, there are still plenty of options for getting outside while keeping sustainability and responsible social distancing in mind.

Reduce Your Use

  • Replace single use cutlery, cups, plates, and straws with reusable options if possible.
  • Avoid items such as water balloons that can quickly become litter.
  • Having a picnic? Choose items with less packaging or those that can be composted later, such as watermelon. Bonus – less packaging also means less clean up.
  • Store leftovers in reusable containers. Reduce wasted food by freezing items you may not finish as quickly.

Courtesy of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

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