We all are aware that the usage of plastic has only harmed humans and animals and have done no good to civilization. Although recycling can help reduce the amount of garbage that ends up in landfills, waterways and ecosystems, only a few types of plastics can be reprocessed by most municipalities. The section that does get recycled still requires a lot of energy and water which just isn’t a good proposal when it comes to single-use items.
So, it is important that we reduce our use of plastic to save our environment. Here below we have some tips to reduce the usage of plastic.
>Stop using plastic straws, even in cafeterias. If a straw is a must, purchase a refillable stainless steel or glass straw
>Use a recyclable produce bag. A single plastic bag can take 1,000 years to degrade. Purchase or make your own reusable produce bag and be sure to wash them often!
>Give up gum. Gum is made of a synthetic rubber, aka plastic.
>Buy boxes to store products instead of bottles. Often, products like laundry detergent come in cardboard which is more easily recycled than plastic.
>Purchase food, like cereal, pasta, and rice from bulk bins and fill a reusable bag or container.
>Use an eco-friendly bottle or mug for your beverages, even when ordering from a to-go shop
>Bring your own container for take-out or your restaurant doggy-bag since many restaurants use Styrofoam.
>Use matches instead of disposable plastic lighters or get a refillable metal lighter.
>Avoid buying frozen foods because their packaging is mostly plastic. Plus you'll be eating fewer processed foods if you opt for fresh food items.
So, above we have few tips to reduce your use of plastic.