If you have access to bulk bins in a store that allows you to bring your own containers, then you can shop with:
Glass jars. Just make sure you get these tared—in other words, weighed—before you fill them with food. You don’t want to have to pay for the weight of the jar, especially if you buy tea that costs $40 per pound. Where I live, some stores set out scales and you weigh and mark the jar yourself with a sticker (or with a china marker on the glass). At other stores, customer service will weigh and mark the jars for you.
Metal containers. Get these tared also. My small LunchBots are a good size for bulk candy😉
Cloth produce bags. These work well for “chunkier” food, like bulk pasta, beans, rice, popcorn, oats and granola.
...packed in waxed cartons...
9. Shop at thrift stores and yard sales. Opt for second-hand kitchen wares (and other wares too) rather than new. New items require energy and raw materials to produce and they almost always feature at least some plastic packaging.
19. Keep a zero-waste kit packed and ready to go. Into a small bag, pack your travel mug or thermos, a metal container or jar for leftovers, a napkin and real utensils. When you’re out, if you want a cup of tea or coffee, a snack or a meal, you’ll be prepared to both enjoy them waste-free and bring home whatever food you couldn’t finish. Learn how to pull together a zero-waste kit for zero dollars in this post.
30. Freeze food without plastic. Use glass jars, cloth bags and metal containers. Take a few precautions, and you can safely freeze food in glass jars. Always leave headspace when freezing liquids. Be careful about how you stack jars in your freezer so they don’t fall out when you open the door. To thaw, transfer your jar or container to the refrigerator the night before you need it. For more information, read this post.
43. Shave with a safety razor. Replacement cartridges, such as those from Gillette, both contain excessive amounts of plastic and are packaged in excessive amounts of plastic. Safety razors, on the other hand, shave with actual metal razor blades. When the blade becomes dull, you replace only the thin, inexpensive blade. Life Without Plastic carries these razors.
I did not know about these razors! I've actually been using the same gillette venus razor for a bit over 13 years. But, I only shave my armpits every other week or so (I don't like the feeling of long hair in there!). It takes a few swipes to shave, but it gets the job done (fun fact. I did buy a new razor like 3 years ago. It only stayed sharper for about 4 shaves, and then it was just as sharp as my old one, so I went back to using my old razor). But, we need something better than a dull razor for my husband's face. He tried doing the straigh-blade razor, but it didn't work out. I like the option of an all metal razor!