Choose products with packaging that can be easily recycled or used for other purposes

Some packaging is so practical or pretty that we can use them for other purposes once the product has been used. However, when that’s not possible, placing the packaging in the recycling bin is an excellent way to give it a second life.

Did you know that packaging can extend the life of the product and therefore reduce waste?

An English cucumber is a good example. Without packaging, this vegetable stays fresh for only 3 days in the grocery store, while, with the plastic wrap, it remains in excellent condition for about 14 days. Just a little recyclable plastic wrap makes a big difference.