Most people are unaware of the huge amounts of plastic that they use on a daily basis. From the toothbrush they use in the morning, to the packaging on their lunch, to the water bottle they drink from during the day, to the take-out container they have for dinner, plastic is everywhere.
The average person uses about 2,000 plastic items every year. That’s about one per day. And it’s not just single-use items like straws and water bottles. Many of the products we use every day, like our phones, laptops, and toothbrushes, contain plastic.
Living a plastic-free life can seem daunting, but it’s actually not that difficult. There are many small changes you can make that will add up to a big difference.
Here are some tips for living a plastic-free life:
1. Bring your own reusable shopping bags to the store.
2. Bring your own reusable water bottle and coffee mug.
3. Avoid single-use plastics, like straws, utensils, and take-out containers.
4. Purchase items in glass or metal containers rather than plastic.
5. Avoid cosmetic and personal care products that contain microplastics.
6. Recycle or compost plastic items rather than throwing them away.
7. Support companies that are working to reduce their plastic use.
Living a plastic-free life is not only good for the environment, but it’s also good for your health. Plastic is made from harmful chemicals that can leach into our food and water. By reducing your plastic use, you can help to protect yourself and your family from these harmful chemicals.
Making the switch to a plastic-free life can seem daunting, but it’s worth it. Not only will you be helping to protect the environment, but you’ll also be protecting your health. Start small and make a few changes at a time. Soon, living plastic-free will be second nature.