Enviroshopping & Waste Prevention

You have the power to influence the types of products produced and sold. You can encourage the marketing of environmentally friendly products by buying them. Become an Enviroshopper today! 

As an enviroshopper you can:
  • Stop waste before it happens
  • Prevent waste at its source
  • Make less waste
Here's how:
  • Avoid packaging by buying items loose or in bulk instead of in packages
  • Minimize packaging by buying concentrates and larger sizes 
  • Buy reusable and refillable containers
  • Buy products packaged in recycled content or in packaging that is recyclable in Palm Beach County's program
  • Buy safer natural alternatives to chemical cleaners, such as baking soda, vinegar, and lemon juice (Learn more about safer alternatives)
Waste Prevention Tips at Home
  • Use cloth towels instead of paper towels and avoid disposable paper or plastic cups and plates
  • Shave with a reusable razor instead of a disposable razor
  • Use rechargeable batteries
  • Donate used clothing and other objects to charities
Waste Prevention Tips at Work or School
  • Make double-sided copies
  • Use the blank side of waste paper for notes and messages
  • Proof documents on the screen several times before printing
  • Reuse envelopes for interoffice mail
  • Remove your name from mailing lists
  • Remove duplicates from mailing lists
  • Use email
  • Circulate memos and reports rather than making multiple copies
  • Buy supplies in bulk to reduce packaging
  • Donate your old cell phones
  • Drink out of a reusable mug
Follow the 3 R's of Waste Prevention
  • Rent don't buy things you're only going to use once, such as specialty tools or party supplies
  • Reuse things instead of buying new
  • Repair broken items instead of buying new, and properly maintain the things you have to make them last longer