Simple ways to reduce or replace plastic!

Simple innovation like boxed water is a great step forward to reducing and replacing plastic bottles!There is so much room for innovation.
Whenever given the option at the store to choose paper or plastic always choose paper. Paper bags will break down a lot faster than plastic bags. The average single use plastic bag that's used in most grocery stores takes at least 1,000 years to degrade! This means it will be around for generations to come. Keep that in mind.<div><br></div><div>Switch to loose options instead of single serve. Most teas and single use coffee come in plastic. When you purchase tea and coffee in bulk not only do you save money but you reduce the amount of plastic you waste. If you must have your tea on the go shop responsibly at Tea Pigs, Outwoken Tea, Twinnings, Pukka Herbs, and Co-Op since their tea bags don't contain plastic!</div><div><br></div><div>Boycott micro-beads. Are you aware that these micro-beads are made of plastic? The micro-beads are found <br></div>

Whenever given the option at the store to choose paper or plastic always choose paper. Paper bags will break down a lot faster than plastic bags. The average single use plastic bag that’s used in most grocery stores takes at least 1,000 years to degrade! This means it will be around for generations to come. Keep that in mind.

Switch to loose options instead of single serve. Most teas and single use coffee come in plastic. When you purchase tea and coffee in bulk not only do you save money but you reduce the amount of plastic you waste. If you must have your tea on the go shop responsibly at Tea Pigs, Outwoken Tea, Twinnings, Pukka Herbs, and Co-Op since their tea bags don’t contain plastic!
Boycott micro-beads. Are you aware that these micro-beads are made of plastic? The micro-beads are found
in so many beauty products. The problem with these micro-beads is the fact they are so small that they pass through the water plants and end up in the ocean and other streams of water. The fish eat these micro-beads as well as other marine animals. Eventually they die from consuming too much plastic. When these fish are caught and eaten we eat the micro-beads. It's a vicious circle!Bring your own things. Bring your own bottle with you and refill it instead of buying a plastic water bottle for on the go. Take a garment bag with you to stores that you go shopping to reduce the single use pollution. Have containers pre-packed with food for on the go so you don't need to buy plastic packaged food. Look around your home and find containers that you can re-use like a paper tube. Take this tube to your office and fill it with pens, pencils, paper clips and highlighters. There are so many things you already have in your home that you can bring with you to reduce or replace plastic. Start making little habits like this and you will be surprised with how much plastic you reduce and how much money you will save. Lets think smart and make better choices and stay<div style="text-align: center; "><b><br></b></div><div style="text-align: center; "><b>"CHANGE THE WORLD BY CHANGING YOUR MIND"</b></div><div><div style="text-align: center;">Aureal Ojeda</div><div style="text-align: center; "><br></div><div><br></div></div>

in so many beauty products. The problem with these micro-beads is the fact they are so small that they pass through the water plants and end up in the ocean and other streams of water. The fish eat these micro-beads as well as other marine animals. Eventually they die from consuming too much plastic. When these fish are caught and eaten we eat the micro-beads. It’s a vicious circle!Bring your own things. Bring your own bottle with you and refill it instead of buying a plastic water bottle for on the go. Take a garment bag with you to stores that you go shopping to reduce the single use pollution. Have containers pre-packed with food for on the go so you don’t need to buy plastic packaged food. Look around your home and find containers that you can re-use like a paper tube. Take this tube to your office and fill it with pens, pencils, paper clips and highlighters. There are so many things you already have in your home that you can bring with you to reduce or replace plastic. Start making little habits like this and you will be surprised with how much plastic you reduce and how much money you will save. Lets think smart and make better choices and stay

 
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