You know well enough that plastic is one of the chief sources of contamination on our beautiful planet. Embarking on a quest to reduce the amount of plastic waste should be on top of your list of priorities if you ever want to pursue the eco-friendly means of living. Instead of putting up with the waste removal of what often feels just like heaps of plastic, you should look into alternatives for this everyday material, which takes many shapes and forms. There are healthier alternatives, which you will do well to consider:
Plastic-wrapped create – buying organic food to eat healthily and do the world well means nothing if the food bearing that label comes in plastic wrap. A thin film of plastic is enough to deter your good intentions. Some also come with a polystyrene tray to additional burden the environment once the inevitable moment comes and you need to dispose of everything but the food. Pay more attention to the community farmer’s market.
Most teabags from the UK come with a thin layer of polypropylene plastic, which eventually ends up leaking into the soil once teabags end up in a landfill. That’s only one reason you should substitute teabags with loose tea. Another one is that it just tastes way better.
Plastic straws – if you’re looking to cull plastic things from your life, begin with the most useless one anyway – plastic straws. Drinking from glass or any other container without a straw changes nothing about the taste qualities of the beverage itself, so make certain to say no to a plastic sheeting offering.
Reuse your laundry bottle – if you have used the last drop of your laundry detergent, do not be quick to dispose of the bottle. A lot of stores offer the chance to refill an empty bottle without the need to have a new one. It often comes out cheaper too.
Toothbrushes – traditionally, toothbrushes feature plastic bristles, which is somewhat gruesome. However, you can replace your brush with one made of bamboo to leave the bristles as the sole plastic component in there,
Cotton buds – cotton buds are not just bad for the environment; they’re also bad for your health. It’s been proven time and time again that cleaning your ears with them poses serious health risks and does nothing to alleviate you from ear wax. If you’re using them just for other cleaning purposes, you should replace degradable card sticks.
Coffee cups – java films have a plastic film on the inside, which makes them difficult to recycle. This is so simple to fix: bring your disposable coffee cup and use only that to receive your morning dose of this empowering drink.
There are quite a great deal of everyday plastic items that you can replace with more environmentally friendly options. It’s up to you to do so and ease the waste removal procedure.