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