1 - REFUSE anything that would eventually become trash
a. Avoid wrappers for your purchases if you can carry them with your hands or put directly into your bag
b. For take outs, bring your own reusable containers
c. Do you need to buy water in disposable bottles. Have a BYO mindset.
2 - REDUCE if you are unable to refuse
a. Dine in or take out?
3 - REUSE what you already have
a. Go for rechargeable batteries
b. Traditional hanky vs tissue paper
c. Reusable table place mat vs paper place mat
4 - REPURPOSE your trash to find alternative uses (no modification required)
a. Use loaf bread plastic and old ice cream/biscuit containers for other uses
b. Use old newspapers as wrapper, including gifts
c. Use old socks as rags/mops
5 - RECYCLE to give your trash another life (modification may be employed or required)
\... To be continued