I recently started a thread on facebook, asking what folks are doing toward this goal. There were lots of ideas and plenty of discussion; something like 92 responses.
Different households and lifestyles are different, and we all choose places we can make changes, or not. This post is NOT meant to be judgmental about the lifestyle or choices made by different households. Maybe though, you'll see something here you might try, or you'll have an idea to share.
I find, much of our single use plastics are either about food, cleaning supplies or personal care products. Here are some of the ideas from that facebook thread. The included links are for information only, and are not product endorsements.
Food storage: reusable mesh produce bags, reusable grocery bags, beeswax/cloth wraps, glass reusable storage containers, wrap some vegetables (especially leafy greens) in a dishtowel. I have included a few links, but I have bought both the mesh produce bags and beeswax wraps at New Season's.
Personal care: switch from liquid soap to bar soap, bar shampoo and conditioner, deodorant in recyclable containers, non-tube toothpaste (powder, tablets), washable cotton face pads, toilet paper wrapped in tissue (not plastic), shave soap. I've recently started using the tooth powder, and find the test to be pretty medicinal. The upside is I end up brushing longer in an effort to get rid of the taste.
Cleaning: Powdered laundry detergent from cardboard container, powdered dishwasher detergent from cardboard box, liquid dish soap in recyclable milk-carton style containers.
Getting rid of these single use plastics has become a bit of a game in our house; what can we get rid of next? Once I decide to make a switch, I'm impatient to use the remainder of the offending product. Apparently, I had stockpiled quite a bit of Mrs. Meyers liquid hand soaps, as it has taken time to switch over.
If you have additional ideas or products you are using to cut back on single-use plastics, please share them!