03
Aug

 

5 Clever Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste Through Taking Simple Steps

 
Avoid using plastic bags: It is estimated that around 1 trillion plastic bags are used worldwide each year. These bags take centuries to decompose and can be harmful to wild/marine life. Your ‘bag for life’ is better for the environment and for your pocket!
 
Stop using straws: It is estimated that 500 million straws are used each day in America alone. They may seem small but they all add up.
 
Use a reusable bottle/beaker: It takes 3 times the amount of water to make a single use bottle then it takes to fill it! Single use water bottles currently amount to 1.5 million tons of waste per year and can take up to 1,000 years to decompose. Think before you drink!
 
Chose boxes over bottles: Buy detergents in cardboard boxes rather than plastic bottles. Cardboard is easier to recycle and can be made into more products than plastic.
 
Buy a travel mug: We are the 2nd biggest consumer of tea in the world. Think about how many paper cups you could save if you brought your travel mug with you!
 
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