Upgrade your lunch boxLisovskaya Natalia/Shutterstock
Plastic bags are boring—and they often end up where we don’t want them, like the ocean. Instead, upgrade to a reusable lunchbox to save time and trash, says Kyle Michaud, author of The Significance of Sustainability and founder of VegFest. Plus, how cool is a lunch packed in a container shaped like BB8 from Star Wars?
Swap plastic water bottles for bamboo or aluminumkenkuza/Shutterstock
Drinking a bottle of water is one of the best things you can do for your health (go you!) but to keep the environment as healthy as you are, ditch the disposable bottles and pick a reusable one, Michaud says. For more environment points, pick one made from a renewable resource like bamboo. Here are some other disposable items you should stop using, too.