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5 Facts That Will Make You Ditch Single-Use Plastics Forever

Posted by ThreeMain on Aug 8, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Why Single-Use Products Are No Use

There’s a dirty little secret companies that sell plastic bottles don’t want you to know: you can’t recycle plastic.

Plastics take 400+ years to decompose fully. When we “recycle” plastics, we’re really just breaking them into smaller “microplastics” and redistributing them into landfills and water systems.

That means that every plastic product we make eventually ends up in our oceans or a landfill, whether or not we recycle it (to say nothing about the billions of plastic products that never get recycled).

The only way to stop this from happening is to reduce our reliance on single-use plastic products and embrace zero-waste alternatives.

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Topics: green cleaning, plastic pollution, plastic free living

Why is Plastic Pollution a Problem?

Posted by ThreeMain on Feb 28, 2019 1:16:36 PM

Plastic Pollution 101: What it is & Why It’s a Big Problem

Fact: 91% of plastic is never recycled or repurposed.

Why is that a problem for me, you ask?

Because almost all of that unrecycled plastic ends up in our oceans.

From there it shows up in our drinking water, the soil that grows our food, and eventually our bodies (Luca's swimming with the grocery bags, these days).

And we probably don’t need to tell you that consuming plastic - any kind of plastic - is terrible for your health.

We don’t mean to sound all doom and gloom, but if we don’t do something to lower our plastic consumption now, by 2050, we’ll have more plastic in our oceans than fish.

Fortunately, there are things that you (yes, you personally), can do to reduce the amount of plastic in the ocean, and therefore reduce the amount of plastic that ends up on your plate.

And you can start taking those steps today.

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Topics: Ocean Plastic, plastic problem, plastic pollution, microplastics, plastic free living

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