There are many facts that show us that we are using way to much plastic! The average American generates between 88 and 122 pounds of plastic waste at home each year. 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the ones found. Our oceans will be made up of plastic more than fish on 2050. For these, and many more reasons, it is imperative that we begin using less plastic on our daily basis. Here are 5 ways to avoid using plastic:
1) No more plastic bottles:
Invest in a sturdy water bottle. Stop buying bottles of water, and unless it’s necessary, politely decline them when they are given to you. Instead, fill up at the tap.
2) Choose cardboard over plastic bags
Invest in a sturdy water bottle. Stop buying bottles of water, instead, fill up your own water bottle.
3) Say No to straws
Invest on a rubber straw. You can now find rubber straws that come in a bag to take with you everywhere you go. Also, for home use.
4) Food Storage
Substitute plastic storage with glass containers. Plastic have micro toxic chemicals, These toxic chemicals—found in the majority of plastic, have been linked to increased incidence of breast, prostate and other cancers.
5) Shop in bulk
For many households, the majority of plastic waste is generated in the kitchen. So one of the best ways to reduce the packaging waste madness is to bring your own bags and containers and stock up on bulk foods
These are just a few of the many ways you could start using less and less plastic. The oceans and this Earth need our help. Do your part!
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