Avoid plastic food containers and cups
Try alternatives to single-use takeaway containers where possible. Baking snacks and preparing meals at home over the weekend with your kids can make for some quality family time. You can store the snacks in reusable glass containers. It’s also easy to buy healthy nuts and dried fruits in bulk from places like wet markets, instead of pre-packaged, mass-produced treats.
If you don’t have the time or inclination to cook at home, keep in mind that there are companies in China providing plastic-free options. Some companies on Taobao will pack and ship goods in paper on request. Moreover, Eleme and other food delivery companies have started a ‘no need for disposable cutlery’ option, so you can be on the lookout for that.