We've got a bunch of tips for reducing plastic waste here, but the biggest pieces of advice are easy: just replace plastic items with reusable or more readily biodegradable options. Kick plastic wrap to the curb in favor of glass jars, take canvas bags to the grocery store, and bring a set of silverware to work instead of relying on the office kitchen's plastic cutlery at lunchtime. Make sure you've got a good water bottle and coffee thermos, too; paper cups may be better than plastic, but you still don't need to use them all the time. And of course, simply buying less stuff will lead to less junk. Do you really need to get takeout every night of the week? Because those plastic containers are growing into a monstrous stack in the corner of your kitchen, and you know you're not actually reusing them. And of course, remember to actually recycle the plastic waste you can't avoid. It makes a difference.