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Go Green Every Day!

Earth day is this week, but you can celebrate every day!

One way you can do your part to reduce waste is by embracing reusable alternatives when you’re eating at a restaurant or anywhere on the go. Here are a few simple items you can thrift at your local Goodwill to help you be prepared!

Reusable Bag:

The perfect way to keep your kit together, great for runs to the store, useful for transporting food – skip the flimsy plastic!

Check out this video to learn how to make your own resusable bag from a thrifted t-shirt!

Cloth Napkin:

cloth napkins

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Pass on the paper and go for a cloth option. Practical, washable, durable – just throw a few in your kit!

Metal Straws:

metal straws

Make plastic straws a thing of the past by keeping a few of these on hand, plus you’ll never have to contend with the occasional dreaded punctured straw…

Reusable Drinkware/Travel Mug:

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Keep your drinks warmer/colder longer and avoid disposable drinkware.

Divided Container:

Green plastic box for food storage on the wooden background

Great for bringing lunches or taking leftovers home. Skip the Styrofoam and plastic to-go boxes!



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Handy for avoiding disposable plastic alternatives, easy to clean – keep a few sets on hand so you can wash and rotate.

Glass Jar:

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A great small container option for snacks or drinks.

Small Containers:

small containers for food on white background

Have a few for dry snacks or smaller to-go items – flexible, convenient, a must in any kit.

Preparing your own zero waste kit is a fun challenge that will help you avoid unnecessary trash and single use items in your daily routine. Create your own, and share any new ideas you discover by tagging us on social media @goodwillcolorado!

For Goodwill of Colorado retail locations, please visit our locations page.

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