Another simple tip to cutting down your waste, is not buying paper towel. Paper towel comes packaged in plastic, and then once you are done with it the paper towel and paper towel roll is waste.
Well what do you do without paper towel you may ask!? Well, I have a ton of tea towels in case of spills – there are some really pretty ones you can get too, and now I have to stop my self from buying nice tea towels every time I see them.
I also purchased some reusable cloth napkins – this also automatically makes every dinner I have more classy now.
For cleaning surfaces, I use dishtowels, or rags to wipe down surfaces.
Super simple – better for the environment, and better for your wallet! The initial fee of napkins and paper towel might scare you off, but you will end up saving a ton of money!