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User Image beardynatural Posted: Nov 21, 2017 4:26 PM (UTC)
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“Here’s the catch: every piece of plastic that was ever made is still with us today as it was designed to last — and it does, for hundreds of years. The ecosystem and our health are choked by it. What will the planet look like in the not so distant future with the ever increasing influx of this hardwearing material? It’s a sobering thought and one that doesn’t have an easy answer.” .

The first step in reducing our plastic load is to become informed. The documentary Plastic Paradise is an excellent place to start. We can also get industry on-board to help mitigate the problem. “One part of the solution is to rethink the way goods are packaged, cutting the demand for plastic. Water-soluble film, for example, can be used to wrap small items. Hard-to-recycle plastics such as PVC and expandable polystyrene could be phased out.

Manufacturers could redesign plastic items so they can be reused better, and rethink their production methods to make recycling easier. More products could be made out of plastics which can be composted on an industrial scale, including rubbish bags for organic waste and food packaging for outdoor events, canteens and fast food outlets.” As consumers, we have tremendous power in turning the plastic tide. Environmentally friendly ideas include:

Reject single use plastic bags, food containers and bottles

Rethink shampoo, dish and laundry soap

Petition your favorite brands to favor biodegradable packaging like paper and glass

Contact your local stores and educate them about the damaging effects of plastic

Avoid synthetic fabrics and opt for hemp, wool, cotton or silk instead

Swap out plastic wrap and bags

Seek out supplement brands that aren’t housed in plastic

Don’t purchase or consume canned food

If you have children, choose natural toys
User Image adelxz Posted: Nov 21, 2017 4:29 PM (UTC)
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