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It’s important to nail down why you want to go plastic-free. Having a strong, defined sense of purpose will help you stay the course when things inevitably get tough and inconvenient.
The most common "why" of a plastic-free lifestyle is a sense of responsibility to help both the environment and society.
Avoid the worst contaminating plastics, like [polyethylene food wrap] and BPA plastics. Don’t use the straw, don't buy the plastic toy, or take the plastic bag.
Start focusing on the other easy changes you can make—such as carrying your own shopping bags to the grocery store and cutting out things like plastic wrap.
Accept there are times when you can’t avoid plastic. Instead, scan your life and ask: "How can I reuse this?”
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Compostable Tableware, bags and packaging isn't really a solution and is being unadvisedly chosen as the best alternative.
The environmental benefits of compostables are not what they are touted as, because an increase of compostables in the rivers from the waste streams could have unpredictable consequences, and will create more and more trash.
Recyclable Plastic and the effort towards it isn't problem-free.
There are trash contamination issues with plastic and 79% of it isn't even recycled, but landfilled, or burned.
It is more efficient to brew one cup at a time and you can choose from a great variety. However, it can be very costly. The excess packaging also causes environmental problems.
Popcorn is a great, healthy snack.
Instead of buying popcorn in microwave bags, one can also pop corn at home for much less than the bagged kind.
Bottled water drinkers give 3 main reasons for their choice:
It’s a philosophy of creating a more sustainable lifestyle by keeping your waste down to a (pretty hardcore) minimal amount, while helping the Earth and your own happiness in the process.
The whole Zero Wate movement is built upon the following 5 main R’s of living: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot: