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No Plastic Living Tips

Environmental problems such as global warming, waste disposal and climate change are at the forefront of many political debates. Changes must be made, and they must be made fast before irreversible damage happens to our beautiful planet.

It’s easy for each and everyone of us to think that this is someone’s else’s problem but if we all do a little, then a little becomes a lot and it can make a difference. One of the major problems of the world is the production of plastic, so it stands to reason that the less plastic we use, the less plastic will be manufactured. But with plastic such a huge part of our everyday lives what changes can we make to slowly omit plastic from our lives?

If you’d like to start making the transition to becoming plastic free here are some suggestions to help you on your journey.

Avoid Plastic Water Bottles

Buying a metal water bottle means you will automatically reduce your plastic intake. It is a lot healthier for not only you but also the planet. Owning your own water bottle will also save you money so that you don’t have to keep purchasing plastic bottles at a café or shop. 

Reusable Containers

When on the go it is so easy to quickly buy a sandwich or salad from the local shop, especially if you don’t have enough time to prepare in the mornings. However, making your own lunch everyday will save you money and reduce the packaging waste left over. Why not make a conscious effort to wake up five minutes earlier to make a meal or instead make a quick sandwich before you go to bed.

Bag for Life

Recently supermarkets have encouraged the use of a ‘bag for life’ as this will massively reduce the use of plastic bags. A bag for life is stronger than ordinary plastic bags and can be sued time and again. When attempting to reduce your use of plastic bags, avoid taking a small plastic bag for your fruits or vegetables, instead why not take your own container.

No More Plastic Straws

There are too many plastic straws in our oceans, landfill and it is killing our wildlife. Food chains have now swapped over to paper straws as these are recyclable. Next time you decide to host a dinner party or BBQ supply your friends with paper or metal straws as they are just as good as plastic and better for the environment.

Grow your own Produce

If you have a spare bit of garden and not too sure what to do with it, consider growing your own vegetable patch. Gardening has many benefits, it’s exercise, it’s in the fresh air and you’ll be enjoying the fruits of your labour in no time at all and consequently using less plastic!

Plastic Free Hygiene and Cleaning Products

Refilling your existing plastic rather than buying new bottles will reduce your plastic use. Visit the Ecover website to find out how you can refill your bottles at a store near you – https://www.ecover.com/. For cleaning and cooking utensils try swapping to items that have wooden handles instead when your plastic ones need replacing. For more helpful tips and ideas visit this blog page: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/plastics/how-go-almost-plasticfree-kitchen

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