Earth Day 2019 : Tips To Use Less Plastic

Earth Day 2019 How to use less plastic

 

Earth Day April 22, 2019

Today is Earth Day

What are you doing to take care of our planet?

I believe that if each one of us does just a few simple things, this world we are living in will be a better place to live, and also leave for future generations.

Tips To Use Less Plastic

  1. Stop chewing gum. Gum is made of a synthetic rubber(which we know as plastic)
  2. Buy boxes instead of bottles. Most people purchase laundry detergent in a bottle rather than a box. The next time you need laundry detergent why not buy a box because it is much easier to recycle.
  3. Buy food like rice, cereal, and pasta in bulk. Then fill a reusable container to save on packaging.
  4. Use matches instead of disposable plastic lighters or invests in a refillable metal lighter.
  5. Stay away from buying frozen food because their packaging consists mostly of plastic.
  6. If you do purchase plastic containers for berries, tomatoes, or other fruits and vegetables you can ask your local grocer to take them back and refill for you on your next purchase.
  7. Use cloth baby diapers.
  8. Pack your lunch in reusable containers and bags.
  9. Stop using plastic straws, even in restaurants.
  10. Use a reusable produce bag.
  11. If you order beverages from a fast food place like Tim Horton’s, Mcdonald’s, etc be sure to bring your own reusable cup.
  12. You can even bring your own container for restaurant leftovers. This will help you stay away from those styrofoam takeaway trays.
  13. Pack a litter-free lunch

What are some ways you reduce your plastic use?

 

Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Use a water filter and reusable water bottles instead of buying bottled water. If you must buy bottled water, I hear there is a brand available in aluminum cans instead of plastic bottles. Aluminum cans are much more recycling-friendky than plastic bottles.

  2. I’ve invested in a Sodastream. It not only gets rid of all those pop cans I was purchasing and recycling every week, I also lost 20 lbs in the process by cutting out all that sugar!
    I also buy my meats in bulk, even though there are only two of us. I separate my purchases into meal size portions and freeze. That way I only have one Styrofoam tray to recycle per meat, instead of two or three.
    I always cook in large batches, and rather than freeze leftovers, I can it. It’s just as easy to plop the jars into a canner to seal them. They keep longer, and you never have to worry about freezer burn or power outages. It’s great for homemade soup and sauces. So convenient, and looks really pretty too!

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