5 Simple Steps to Reduce Plastic Waste from Your Household
We’ve all been there! - After watching a video of a plastic straw being removed from a hapless
turtle’s nose or looking at a haunting image of a sick polar bear population – we have all wanted to do something but been at a loss of both words and action! It is not untrue that the real culprits with the worst environmental impact are industrialists and greedy policy makers; having said that, we can all play a part to reduce plastic waste by making a few small changes in our lives.
1. Turn down disposable plastic straws:
Turn down single-use plastic straws at restaurants and enjoy your beverage without them whenever possible. If you have a strong predilection for them, then consider purchasing a reusable plastic straw or a stainless-steel straw that you can use instead.
2. Take tote bags with you for grocery shopping:
Disposable shopping bags are the bane of our planet’s existence and very easily replaceable by some cute eco-friendly tote bags. Turning down plastic bags every chance you get, is the easiest way to reduce your plastic waste. As for the ones you already have, reuse them until they tear!
3. Always carry a reusable water bottle:
4. Dine in instead of asking for takeaway:
Most restaurants use disposable plastic containers for to-go orders, so consider dining in and try not to pack up left overs. Also consider carrying a container for your food.
5. Use razors with replaceable blades:
If you shave, buy a razor with replaceable blades instead of disposable razors with plastic handles.
Sometimes it feels like the problem is too big, but remember Anne Marie Bonneau’s words, when she said,