PLASTIC WASTE

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This is a hot topic at the moment for very good reasons, it really is disgusting how much rubbish ends up where it shouldn’t. Today I saw a post on Facebook about people putting their household waste next to the high street bins and because they are in plastic bags the seagulls then spread it everywhere. Why can’t people keep their rubbish until bin day?

The above ideas in the poster are very simple but it also needs all drinking establishments to convert to paper straws and supermarkets to have paper bags for our fruit and veg. Most of us do take a bag out in fact I keep one in my handbag just in case. I have bought a metal drink container and I think this will be better as it keeps your water cold, unlike a plastic bottle. There are lots of places you can fill up your water now for free, it seems very sensible and cheap to me. The cups you can buy to put your coffee in, you can buy almost anywhere now, I think even Poundland have them.

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fullsizeoutput_1510The other thing that we use a lot of are the cotton buds, I saw this company on-line that sells them and they are not expensive. So that is another idea that is so simple for us all to join in and help save our planet. It would make so much difference if we all did a bit and kept up our recycling at home. This company does a few products so it is worth having a look.

You also get 5% off your first order with Everything Eco.

That is my part of helping towards a greener way of life and I am sure there will be many more products available soon instead of plastic ones. I have also found a milkman so will be having my milk delivered, so much easier than going out.

What are your ideas and what do you do to help becoming greener?

4 thoughts on “PLASTIC WASTE

  1. We take so many things for granted and don’t realize the effect they have on the environment. Straws are a big one. I heard there’s a bill in California that would make it illegal for restaurants to give out plastic straws unless they’re requested. Not sure the effect it would have, but it’s certainly a start.

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  2. Love this post. It’s a topic close to my heart as I’ve been trying to reduce the plastic I use. I’ve started using a bamboo toothbrush instead of a plastic one, and buy my deodorant as a paste in a glass jar. There’s a some people making waxed paper that you can use instead of cling film on sandwiches, fruit etc and it’s reusable – called Wrappa and it’s amazing. I’m far from perfect but that’s a few things I’ve been making the switch with. 🙂

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