Consumer Choices

  • Teach your customers about the importance of waste prevention. Effective tools for getting the message across include: promotional campaigns; brochures and newsletters (remember to use recycled paper); banners; newspaper ads; product displays and store signs.
  • Encourage customers to bring their own bag(s) and compliment them when they do.
  • Offer customers a rebate when they reuse grocery bags, containers, mugs and cups.
  • Offer customers waste prevention choices such as:
    • Items in bulk or concentrate.
    • Items in refillable bottles.
    • Solar-powered items, such as calculators and flashlights.
    • Durable and repairable merchandise.
  • Encourage customers to return reusable items (e.g., metal hangers to dry cleaners).