A recent article in National Geographic reports that out of 9.2 billion tons of plastic generated, more than 6.9 billion tons have become waste. Single use plastic is present in nearly all aspects of daily life and yet it is hardly being recycled.
Reducing our dependency on plastic will have huge benefits to the world around us and is easier than you might think! Here are some simple ways we’ve identified to reduce your plastic usage:
*Reusable Water Bottles and Coffee Mugs
*Skip the Straw and Plasticware from Restaurants if Possible
*Reusable Tote Bags for Shopping
*Buy Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Avoid Plastic Packaging
*Buy Items in Bulk and Store in Reusable Containers
*Use Reusable Lunch Bags instead of Plastic Bags
These are just a few ways to use less plastic in your everyday life—there are many more! Leave a comment below and let us know what you’re doing to reduce your plastic dependency.
Meagan Shackelford, Customer Service