Reimagine Phoenix: Ways to Reduce

  • PWD Reimagine Phoenix-ReduceSkip the water bottles. Use a water filter to purify tap water instead of buying the bottled water. Also, remember to bring a reusable water bottle when you are on the go.
  • Cut out the plastic bag. Bring your own bag when shopping.
  • Use a reusable commuter mug – and be rewarded for it. Carry your own cup and receive ten cents off any beverage when you bring it to Starbucks.
  • Borrow instead of buy. Borrow books from libraries instead of buying new ones. Share power tools and other appliances with your friends and neighbors.
  • Break the paper towel habit. Use rags,cloth towels, or reused t-shirts instead. 
  • Cut junk mail out of your life.
  • Zero plastic packaging. When ordering products online, send a message to the seller requesting zero plastic packaging when they ship.
  • Avoid buying and using one-time-use products. Use cloth napkins, handkerchiefs, reusable coffee filters, etc.
  • Say no to pizza plastic. It may seem like a small thing but when ordering pizza, say no to the little plastic “table” in the middle of the pizza box. 
  • Go for ice cream cones. When faced with “cup or cone,” why not choose the cone?