Want to reduce plastic use? We got 9 tips.
Have you ever tried to live without plastic for a day? Plastic is a material that is used widely in our day-to-day life. We use plastic bottles, and plastic bags, and most of the products are made up of plastic. This excessive use of plastic is leading to massive damage to our environment and in order to minimize this effect, plastic should be reduced. In recent years, plastic has been an important subject in the news and in conversations.
However, its use is polluting our environment and oceans. This means that if we don't take care of this problem now, our future generations will have to pay the price. The world is drowning in plastic. To help save the world we all live in, advances in recycling and reducing our use of non-biodegradable products are key. There’s no better time to ditch plastic.
We need to rethink our relationship with plastic!?
Did you know that 500 million tons of plastic are produced each year? It is estimated that by 2050, that number will rise to more than 20 billion tons of plastic that will be produced every year! This is causing serious pollution problems, both in oceans and on the land. Plastic pollution is killing marine life, and the chemicals in plastic are leaching into our soil and drinking water.
Have you considered cutting down on plastic? Our mission is to build a more sustainable world.
Here are 9 tips to help you reduce your plastic use.
1. Plastic straws must be avoided.
Plastic straws are harmful to our oceans. Do you really need that plastic straw the next time you order your favorite drink? These plastic straws end up in oceans harming marine life. However, large fast-food chains are now providing paper straws. But have you considered that paper straws produce waste? Why not switch to metal or bamboo straws, which produce no waste and can be carried anywhere and used whenever you want.
2. Use reusable bottles instead.
By using a reusable water bottle, you can reduce the use of plastic bottles, which may end up in landfills after one use, and instead use a copper water bottle, which has numerous health benefits and, most importantly, saves money because you won't have to buy bottles over and over again. You can ask restaurants for a bottle refill because they have those water purification systems as well.
3. Use of a tote bag.
You may have noticed in fashion lately that tote bags are in vogue, and every influencer is sporting them. Now is a great time to use them because they are spacious and can hold a variety of items, and most importantly, tote bags are sturdy and reusable, as opposed to plastic bags, which are fragile in nature and generate a lot of waste.
4. Purchase from a plastic-free store.
As people become more aware of the generation of plastic waste in the packaging of online products, some small businesses have taken the initiative to reduce that plastic waste or have a no plastic packaging policy, and you can shop from them to show them the support they need to continue doing good work and helping to save the planet. Reduce your reliance on plastic.
GoingZero.in is an online plastic-free store that you can shop from.
5. Say no to single-use plastic cutlery.
Are you hungry? Stop by your favorite food station and order that delicious snack, but request that the restaurant not provide plastic cutlery. Have you considered bringing your own cutlery with a reusable straw, spoon, or fork (traveling kit)? You can use them whenever you want, simply wash them with water, and they are ready to be used again.
6. Use a Reusable Cup to Drink Your Coffee
Every year, over 500 billion single-use coffee cups are discarded around the world. These cups range from full plastic cups to paper cups lined with plastic and topped with plastic lids. These cups frequently end up in landfills, where they degrade over time. Perhaps you can ask your favorite coffee shop to refill your reusable cup so you can enjoy your favorite morning coffee while feeling energized.
7. Avoid beauty products in plastic bottles.
Solid shampoo bars and soap bars are known to be eco-friendly, whereas plastic bottle-filled beauty products are of no use once the bottles are empty and only add volume to landfills. Solid shampoo bars are made of natural materials, are spill proof, save money, and are available for hair types and skin types isn’t that amazing!
8. Avoid Purchasing Clothes Made of Plastic.
According to the Plastic Pollution Coalition, clothing is a major source of microplastic pollution. Polyester, nylon, acrylic, and other synthetic fibers are all types of plastic that are found in approximately 60% of today's clothing. Despite the fact that the majority of textiles are recyclable, 85 percent of used clothing ends up in landfills. Why not wear clothing made of natural materials? For example, bamboo clothing is the most breathable material.
9. Select Wooden Combs
This is a simple way to reduce plastic waste because you can usually find a natural hairbrush in most stores that sell them. Combs is a little more difficult to come by, but they are available at most beauty stores. In addition to being better for the environment, wooden combs are better for your hair's health. They also reduce static while brushing!
Plastic is not a material, but a symbol of wastefulness. We hope you enjoyed our article on how to reduce and eliminate plastic. With this information, we know that you can help protect and preserve our environment for yourself and for generations to come. So what are you waiting for? Start reducing your plastic today. Join us in the fight against plastic.