Get rid of those single use plastics!
Reducing single-use plastics is crucial for the health of our planet. Did you know that over 8 million tons of plastic end up in our oceans every year? This not only harms marine life, but also affects our own health as microplastics can enter our food chain. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, if we continue at this rate, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050. That is not too far away...
But it's not just the oceans that are affected. Single-use plastics also contribute to land pollution, taking hundreds of years to decompose. By reducing our use of plastic bags, straws, and water bottles, we can significantly decrease the amount of waste that ends up in landfills.
There are many ways we can reduce our plastic consumption. Here are five tips to reduce your use of single use plastics:
1. Bring your own reusable bags when shopping. Plastic bags take hundreds of years to decompose and are one of the most common types of litter found in the ocean.
2. Use a reusable water bottle instead of buying bottled water. Americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour, and less than 10% of them are recycled.
3. Say no to plastic straws. They are one of the top items found in beach cleanups and can harm marine life.
4. Use reusable containers for food storage instead of plastic bags or wrap. Or try our eco-friendly non-plastic wrap! Plastic bags and wrap are not recyclable in most areas and can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
5. Choose products with minimal packaging. Look for products with recyclable or biodegradable packaging, or buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste.
These may seem like small steps, but every actions builds towards a greater movement for a plastic free planet!