We produce millions of tonnes of plastic waste every year. That’s as much as the mass of the entire human population. It is, therefore, vital that we make changes to reduce the release of plastic into the environment.
How can we reduce the release of plastic into the environment?
Here are some ideas to stop plastic use:
Use reusable bottles
Bottles make up 30% of the plastic waste up the ocean. Switch to reusable bottles and reduce plastic pollution on our beaches.
Buy clothes made from recycled material
Four times as many clothes are produced today as 20 years ago. Synthetic materials like polyester are less durable than cotton and so more clothes end up in landfills. Check labels for recycled fabrics.
Choose the right toothbrush
Toothbrushes are responsible for a lot of plastic waste. You can now get wooden or bamboo toothbrushes – some even have natural bristles instead plastic ones.
Say no to disposable plastic cutlery
Disposable cutlery is a big portion of global plastic waste. Every year, 40 billion plastic forks, spoons, and knives are thrown away. If you need disposable cutlery, choose bamboo, compostable, or biodegradable items instead of plastic.
Carry a shopping bag
Shopping bags are a major threat to marine life. Animals confuse them for jellyfish and choke on them. Buy a reusable cloth bag and carry it with you when you go shopping.
Use reusable coffee or teacups
When buying your coffee, take your own reusable cup. Not only does it keep your drink warmer for longer, it cuts back on plastic waste. Many coffee shops even give you a discount for bringing your own cup, too.
Martland’s Skip Hire
For over a century, the Martland’s family-run waste management and skip hire group has been providing local people with whatever they need when it comes to recycling – as well as skip hire and rubbish disposal. Call Martland’s Skip Hire Ormskirk today on:-
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