If you have the choice between produce packed in plastic or without, choose the individual option. Credit: Pexels

29. Avoid Food Wrapped in Plastic 

Unfortunately, avoiding food wrapped in plastic is easier said than done. Most grocery stores will wrap their food in plastic to preserve its freshness. Even fresh produce that you would assume would be grab-and-go is sometimes in plastic. If you have the option to choose, go for produce that is sitting out in the open. Compare price-per-pound, because you might find that buying your fruits and vegetables individually is the same price as a bagged product. And if you are single, or only need a small amount for a recipe, this is also a good way to cut down on food waste.

Ask yourself if your food packaging is recyclable or not. Credit: Shutterstock

If you are buying frozen food, avoiding plastic is nearly impossible. However, try to examine all of the options you have in front of you. If there is a container that can be recycled, at least you know that you can dispose of it properly after you are done cooking.

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