Clean Your Produce Basket
If recycling, be sure to clean your produce basket. It should be free of any food residue.
Soiled Cardboard and Fiber Produce Baskets OK to Compost
Soiled produce baskets made of cardboard or fiber may be placed in a compost pile.
Ways to Reduce
Buy Loose Produce and Bring Your Own Container
Shopping for produce at the supermarket or farmers’ market? Avoid unnecessary waste by opting for produce without packaging whenever possible. Bring your own container or cloth/mesh bag to use for loose produce.
Ways to Reuse
Bring it Back to the Farmers’ Market
Some vendors at farmers’ markets accept used containers. Check with your vendor to see if this is a possibility.
From Produce Basket to Handy Container
Get creative — see if you can reuse your produce basket as a storage container for items around the home.