From shopping for groceries, to grabbing a cup of coffee, there are simple steps you can take to cut back on waste every day. Environmental expert Amy Parulis shows us 8 simple ways you can use less plastic.

1: Refill your jars and containers.

2: Carry a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic water bottles.

3: Bring your own coffee cup when you go to your favorite coffee shop.

4: Say no to plastic straws and utensils for your home and when you go out to eat.

5: Ditch the plastic produce bag.

6: Bring your own reusable shopping bag.

7: Shop at bulk food stores.

8: Live with less, and fix things that are broken.