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1.Invest in a set of bee's wax wraps and say goodbye to your addiction with plastic wrap.
2.When drinking, go without a straw by telling the bartender you won't be needing one when you order.
3.Order ice cream in a cone, instead of a cup, for a delicious and waste-free dessert upgrade.
4.If you get your period, consider trying a menstrual cup in place of your usual tampons or pads.
5.See if there's a grocery store close to your home that sells food in bulk, without packaging.
6.Start using soap (with minimal packaging) instead of body wash.
7.When having food delivered, add a note that you won't be needing any plastic cutlery.
8.Finally kick that plastic water bottle habit, and find a reusable bottle that you love using.
9.Get yourself a reusable coffee cup and — most important — get in the habit of using it every day.
10.Start composing your food waste either in your own backyard or through a neighborhood compost collection service.
11.Wash, de-label, and repurpose jars.
12.Make a conscious effort to buy less clothing.
13.Choose the products that have the least packaging on the supermarket shelves.
14.Have your clothes and shoes repaired — or repair yourself, if you have the skills — rather than replacing them.
15.Avoid using coffee pods, or at least make the effort to recycle them if you do.
16.And always say "no" to a plastic bag when you can manage without one.
Dump Week is a series of posts that will help you take out the trash in every aspect of your life, making room for all the good stuff you deserve. See more posts here.