Bring less plastic into your home in the first place.
So you’ve gulped down 16.9 ounces of water and tossed the crinkly plastic bottle into a recycling container. You’re feeling pretty good right about now, huh? Well, the truth of the matter is recycling is not the only way to combat plastic pollution. Check it out.
Zero Waste Is The Goal
The best approach to this growing problem is to bring less plastic into your home in the first place.
We’re not suggesting that you trash your faith in the blue bin because putting your single use plastic items in these bins is a far better solution to dumping them into a hole in the ground and covering them with dirt.
Recycling Emissions Are a Major Problem
But here’s a reality check: Recycling isn’t accomplished with the magical wave of a wand. Emissions created during the process are a major problem. Yes, recycling centers are air polluters.
We know recycling is a better option than a landfill, but it’s not the only solution. We believe a better option is to use less plastic in first place! It can be done. You just need to be a little more creative and a little less reliant on plastics.
Reduce Your Plastic Footprint
A few simple solutions that will help reduce your plastic footprint starting today:
- Keep reusable grocery bags in your car so that you can bypass “paper or plastic” at the store. Don’t simply reuse the traditional plastic bags. They’ll eventually end up in landfills and take forever to break down. Go the extra mile and stock up on a few of the sturdy reusable bags.
- Be kind to yourself – and to your planet – by accessorizing with a fashionable stainless steel or glass water bottle. They look good and you can use them again and again.
- It’s mind boggling how many single-use plastic straws are chucked into the trash can every day. It adds up to billions a year. Invest instead in a set of stainless steel straws and you’ll do your part to keep our coasts clear.
So while the brainiacs figure out what to do with the mountain of plastics already discarded, we can help the habitats with items that pull double duty – they’re reusable and they help clean up the environment.Our COAST IS CLEAR collection of grocery totes, water bottles and stainless steel straws not only cut down on polluting plastics but we’re also donating 5% of sales from every purchase from this collection to the Plastic Pollution Coalition – it’s a one two punch for helping to keep our oceans clear!