N.O.W. idea #17: Make Your Potluck Near-O

Chances are there’s a potluck in your near future… Maybe it’s an office picnic, a family reunion, an end-of-summer party, or a back-to-school celebration. When the day arrives, make your contribution waste-free by skipping the tin foil and plastic wrap. Use a snap-lid container or cover your dish with Bee’s wrap, a plate, or a dish towel secured with yarn or twine.

If you want to go the extra mile, bring your own plate and utensils for the meal (or use the plate that’s covering your dish!). People might stare, but they’ll probably just be thinking, Wow! What a good idea! And they might even say it out loud.