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How to cut packaging and food waste at home
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From production to distribution, food eats up a lot of natural resources before it even finds its way to your grocery cart. And once eaten, the leftover plastic wrappers, cardboard boxes and uneaten scraps find a more permanent home in the landfill, emitting greenhouse gasses as they slowly decompose. Here’s a few tips for eco-friendly eating and conservation. 

— Avoid individually packaged items.

— Choose items in glass or other recyclable containers.

— Cut down on processed foods.

— Pack lunches with reusable containers.

— Reuse water bottles and plastic bags.

— Use less straws, plastic silverware and paper plates.

— Start a garden. 

To find out more about conservation, contact Municipal Services at (209) 668-5590 or visit the City of Turlock website at Brought to you by the City of Turlock Municipal Services Department.


Did you know? 

Forty percent of plastic on earth takes the form of single-use packaging, most of which is not properly disposed of. Please do your part and recycle.