Refusing and reducing our consumption are best ways reduce our impact on the planet. While plastic-free reusable alternatives are better than plastic disposables, you can further reduce your impact and save money by not buying new at all. By buying used or making do with what you already have, less resources are used to create new products.
I’ve been thinking about how my relationship with stuff - material possessions - have changed over the past 2 years. For the most part, I no longer desire stuff nor do I feel sentimentally tied to my belongings, and it’s so... freeing.