5 simple ways to reduce plastic
I noticed the #plasticfreeJuly hashtag on Instagram and I wanted to learn more about it. I was inspired to write this post about reducing plastic. Chances are you’re reading this in a month other than July, so don’t worry, these simple ways to reduce plastic are for any and every day of the year.
I’ve written a post about how to save money and reduce waste, but I wanted to write another one specifically about plastic. I live in a rural area nowhere near the ocean. Around here, it seems like most people don’t care about plastic use. You’ll see plastic thrown on the ground everywhere, it’s pretty sad.
In states like Hawaii, plastic bags are completely banned and many cities on the west coast have either banned or working to ban plastic straws unless requested. Recently, Seattle became the first major city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils. Go Seattle!
If you think plastic isn’t a problem – think again! Have you heard about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Yikes! The question is what can each of us do, on a smaller level, to reduce our plastic consumption day-to-day? I realize that it isn’t possible for everyone to go zero waste, but there are plenty of ways to reduce plastic use every day. Here are 5 simple tips to reduce plastic use that you can start right now: