Reducing Plastic as a Family Is Easy. Here's how.
Is life without plastic possible? Yes, and rest assured, reducing your own plastic footprint is not only possible, but it’s actually quite easy to accomplish with a few minor lifestyle changes.
While plastic may be cheap and convenient, it’s overused and often not recycled. Not only does plastic pollute the environment and harm wildlife, but it also negatively impacts our health. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation estimates that by 2050 the amount of accumulated plastic in the ocean will be greater than the number of fish!
Living a plastic-free life is becoming more and more practical with an increasing number of alternatives available.
To help you get started, we’ve broken it down into several categories with this plastic-free shopping guide:
1. Reusable utensils
2. Wooden cutlery
3. Stainless steel pots, plates, and bowls
4. Glass jars for food storage
5. Glass and ceramic cups
6. Glass drinking straws
7. Glass coffee server
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8. Natural toothpaste in a glass jar
9. Bamboo toothbrush with natural bristles
10. Dental floss in refillable glass jar
11. Copper scrubber for cleaning pots and pans
12. Plastic-free dishwashing brush
The bottom line: Swap plastic for materials such as wood, glass, and stainless steel – all of which are safe for you and the environment.
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Want to know how the plastic pollution problems affects you? Read about why plastic pollution is a problem.
Curious about how you can reduce exposure to dangerous toxins in your home? Check out Is Your Home Toxic? How to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Toxins.