Take a look around your kitchen or bathroom. How many objects can you see that are made from plastic? Even in your office or bedroom. Plastic is all around us, and we use it in some shape or form every day, but did you know that it can take between 450 to 1000 years for a plastic bottle to biodegrade? It’s been said that there will be more plastic than fish in our ocean by 2050!
Let’s do our part to reduce our waste by following these tips:
Bring your own reusable tote to the grocery store!
When ordering delivery, be sure to ask that the plasticwear be left out of your package.
When shopping for produce at your local farmers market, bring your own glass containers.
Brew your own tea, or squeeze your own juice instead of buying plastic bottles.
Avoid using straws.
Use a reusable bottle or mug for your beverages.
Grow your own vegetables, by doing so, you avoid using any plastic packaging from the grocery store.
Ask your dry cleaner to avoid the plastic wrap when picking up and invest in a garment bag if necessary.
Mason jars or glass containers with lids are much more eco-friendly than cling wrap.
Shop for plastic free beauty products
And if you must use plastic at any time, be sure to recycle!