How can we do better with plastic waste?
We live in a world where we are surrounded by plastic. Everywhere you go, it seems like there’s something made of plastic. The problem is that this plastic doesn’t just disappear when we throw it away. It has to be recycled or thrown out somewhere else where the consequences are unknown. So what can we do about all this? How can we cut down on our use of plastics and help keep them out of our oceans and waterways? We need to start recycling now! Plastic recycling is easy, affordable, and saves energy from having to produce more raw materials for new products!
1. Reduce the use of plastics
Plastic is one of the biggest contributors to pollution on Earth, and we need to do our part in reducing its use. Recently, I’ve been trying my best within my own power by using reusable water bottles for both drinking and sporting activities such as biking or running. With any luck, this will make a difference!
2. Recycle plastics when possible
Recycling plastic is a great way for individuals and factories alike to save money on material costs, which means that the quality of their products does not have to suffer due to high prices. Recycled plastics also use less energy than those created from raw materials so this process helps reduce our carbon footprint!
3. Purchase reusable items instead of plastic ones
Instead of using a plastic bag to pick up your groceries, invest in something that will last. You’ll be saving the environment from more plastic pollution by doing so!
4. Avoid using straws and utensils for take-out food or drinks
The next time you order a drink at the bar or want a meal on your way home from work, don’t use plastic with all that liquid! Eating out is one of those moments where we’re tempted by convenience items like drinking cups and forks without thinking about how they might impact our environment–and animal life. There’s no need for single-use plastics when there are alternatives like reusable steel water bottles so popular these days which allow us to hydrate in style while also helping save the planet because less waste means more trees and plants can grow instead of being turned into raw materials used in manufacturing disposable products such as paper plates.
5. Buy less packaged goods to avoid extra packaging made from plastic
If you want to help the environment, one of the easiest things you can do is buy less packaged goods. Think about how many plastic grocery bags are filling up our landfills and clogging storm drains because people have purchased those items!
6. Ask local restaurants to serve foods without plastic containers
Help green our communities by asking your favorite restaurants to serve foods without plastic containers. One of the quickest ways we can reduce pollution is by replacing hot food takeout with reusable or biodegradable packaging like sustainable bamboo dishes and silverware, eco-friendly sandwich wraps instead of paper bags, iced coffee in a glass jar with an environmentally friendly straw rather than a polystyrene cup…