If you want to make some simple changes in your life towards a more eco-friendly existence, check out some simple changes that can help you and the planet.
Shop With Cloth Bags
Plastic bags are clogging up rivers, casting their shadows from tree branches and stacking up in landfills fast. Instead of relying on them to get your groceries back home, pack a few cloth bags with you while you shop. Not only are they sturdier and less likely to break, but you won’t need to deal with the mass collection of them that is probably growing under your kitchen sink.
Carry a Reusable Straw
Plastic straws seem to fade into the background with very few giving a thought to how wasteful they truly are. Luckily, there is a market for strong and easy to clean, glass drinking straws. Available online, you can order a kit with straw, straw holder and cleaner for a price that doesn’t even come close to breaking the bank. Carry it with you and use it in place of plastic straws at restaurants and bars.
Buy Unpackaged Goods
Is it really necessary to purchase apples in a plastic bag? I think you already know the answer. Shop for items that are sans boxes, plastic wrapping, cans and bottles and watch your waste level drastically fall. Bring old jars for loose items like beans and rice and shop at farmer’s markets for bulkproduce without the packaging.
Bring Re-usable Dishware With You When Getting Take-Out
From collapsible Tupperware to reusable bottles, there is no reason to settle for the Styrofoam boxes, plastic utensils and plastic bags that accompany take away food. If you are planning to get food to go, just ask the restaurant to use your containers instead (it will actually save them money!)
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