Tips to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

For many of us, reducing our carbon footprint has become an important part of our lives. Plastic pollution has an exceptionally negative impact on our world, with tons of plastic waste filling our oceans and wildlife. We’ve come up with five easy tips you can follow to use less plastic.

Stop Using Plastic Straws

The ban against plastic straws has grown in popularity over the years, so much that some companies like Starbucks have announced plans to ban plastic straws indefinitely in the coming years. Say ‘no’ to plastic straws and buy reusable stainless steel or glass straws.

Don’t Forget Your Reusable Shopping Bags

Buy reusable tote bags and forget the paper or plastic bags. You can also purchase separate reusable produced bags for your fruits and vegetables.

Invest in a Water Filter

If you frequently purchase water bottled in plastic containers, invest in a water filter. Most bottled water is over-priced tap water in a bottle that contributes to the tons of plastic waste in our landfills.

Give Up Gum

Gum is made of synthetic rubber, which cannot be broken down by natural processes and eventually ends up clogging up our environment.

Use a Reusable Bottle for Your Beverages

Disposable water bottles end up in the trash most of the time. Some coffee shops even offer discounts when you bring your own beverage container.

Source: http://www.greeneducationfoundation.org


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