10 Easy Steps to reduce plastic in your daily life

10 Easy steps to reduce the use of plastic in your daily lifes

 Our world today is filled with so much plastic waste that it sparked the debate if planet or plastic are more important to us. Apart from radioactive waste, plastic waste is the hardest to decompose. While plastic was a ground-breaking product when it was first invented it is not very eco-friendly, especially when produced, used and tossed in masses.

Every one of us can do something on a daily basis to reduce the amount of plastic being used and inevitably tossed.

Ecowatch.com published a list with 10 ways to use less plastic. And it is surprisingly simple:

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  • Avoid buying items packaged in plastic. Look for produce and other items that aren't over-packaged. Buy food in glass jars rather than plastic ones, and detergents in boxes rather than bottles. Not only are you reducing the plastic you use, you're sending a powerful message to the makers of those products that you don't like plastic packaging.

  • Use cloth shopping bags. Plastic bags are an eyesore and are dangerous to wildlife. Keep reusable bags somewhere handy—in your car or your bike or by the front door—so you don't forget them when you go to the market, grocery store or mall.

  • Skip bottled water. Carry a reusable canteen. Plastic bottles are one of the top five most common types of litter found on beaches. Since bottled water is much more expensive than tap water, you'll also save money doing this, and avoid the possible hazards of plastic toxins leaching into your beverage.

  • Upcycle. Think of new uses for old items rather than discarding them or buying new ones.

  • Bring a reusable mug when you order coffee. Stow it on your desk, in your purse, car or bag so you have it on hand when you order or refill your drink.

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  • Say "No straw, please." Straws are one of the top 10 items found onbeaches. In most cases, drinking out of a straw is simply unnecessary. If you do need a straw, you can get a reusable stainless steel or glass one.


  • Wear clothing made from natural (not synthetic) materials. Wearing and washing clothes causes fibers to flake off, and polyester clothing is made of plastic. Tiny particles of microplastic found in oceans around the world have been traced to such synthetic fabrics.

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  • Avoid disposable tableware, or use the compostable kind. Try using washable and reusable cups, plates or utensils or use compostable tableware.
  • Don't just discard electronics. Aim to repair or upgrade your devices instead of buying new ones. Sell gadgets and computer parts, or find a facility where you can turn them in for recycling.
  • Bring your own container for takeout and leftovers. When ordering takeout or bringing home leftovers, ask if you can get the food in your own reusable container.


Read their article here: https://www.ecowatch.com/10-ways-to-use-less-plastic-every-day-1881820411.html