Refuse & Reduce

It's best to prevent the need to reuse and recycle where you can:

There are countless ways you can refuse and reduce to help sustain the planet - this page shares some to get you thinking

More sustainable products

Here's a page with ideas for products that use less packaging or come in forms that are smaller, conserving fuel to create and transport them

A Refillery is a place where you can refill your container to minimize plastic waste

There is one at the Burncoat Center for Arts & Wellness in Worcester - next time you are in the area, give it a try for home cleaning and personal care products

Refillable options are available at some chain stores as well - take advantage of these opportunities to reduce packaging, patronize those places, and let the management know you appreciate it. Ask other stores you visit to add more products like this.