Recent studies have found an average of 300 million tons of plastic is composed each year. Unfortunately, most of the time plastic is purchased, it is often for one-time usage.
Research indicates that more than 8 million tons of plastic is thrown away and dumped in the ocean per year. For this reason, it is necessary to use the reduce, recycle, and reuse technique to help lower plastic pollution all around the world.
Here are a few tips on how to reduce the amount of plastic waste in your environment.
Reduce Plastic in Household
An excellent way to help reduce plastic pollution is minimizing unnecessary purchases every day.
For example, most of the time when shopping, we are offered plastic bags to purchase that help hold your goods. Unfortunately, most of these plastic bags are just used to take our items home and are regularly trashed within a few hours.
A great way to prevent plastic waste in this situation is by bringing your bags whenever you plan to make a quick grocery trip. By bringing your bags, this helps reduce unnecessary plastic pollution in your environment.
Furthermore, if you don’t have your own reusable bags, aim to store plastic bags in your home instead of throwing them away. You can save the plastic bags for your next shopping trip, or even take them to your local grocery store as most will take them back for recycling.
Recycle Plastic when Possible
Equally important, recycling should be an essential part of your life if you are aiming to reduce your plastic waste. Recycling helps limit waste sent to landfills or dumped in the ocean, which impacts our overall way of life and health.
Aim to have a recycling bin in your home for proper disposal of items to help reduce plastic waste. Additionally, whenever you are out of your home, try to place items in the correct disposal bins to help ensure that they are being sent to the correct designation.
Furthermore, instead of shopping for new items every day, aim to purchase from sustainable companies that reuse recyclable items; Purchasing from these companies is an excellent way to preserve mother nature!
Invest in Reusables
Lastly, there are so many reusable and sustainable products out there on the market to help reduce waste in your environment. Investing in some of these products that make your life easier all the while reducing your waste is a win win!
Our straws are reusable, sustainable, durable, and stylish. They can be used for
your favorite hot or cold beverages, and can also be used on the go. Our goal is to create sustainable drinking products that fit your overall lifestyle. It’s time to be the change you want to see in the world by trying Sukk Straws today!
Small choices, add up to big change 🌱 🌎