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6 Doable Ways People Are Going Plastic-Free

Cut Out the Worst Offenders

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.

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Country Wide Bans On Plastic
  • Many towns, states are countries are banning everything from plastic bags, plastic straws, checkout bags, and food plastic containers. A lot of food and beverage companies have made a switch to non-plastic items.
  • Plastic that is single-use/disposable is being banned across the world, and many restaurants and cafes have compostable alternatives and are also adding a small charge to the customers' bill. 
The Problem With The Alternatives

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.

Recycling Plastic

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.

Single-Cup Brewing

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.

Using regular ground coffee with a reusable filter in your single-cup brewer may be a little more work, but will save you money.

Microwave Popcorn

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

Bottled water drinkers give 3 main reasons for their choice: 

  • Taste: Many claim their tap water tastes bad, but a simple pitcher filter can probably fix it.
  • Safety: Bottled water is not necessarily safer than public water sources. A high-end filter can remove impurities from tap water.
  • Convenience. A decent filter and a reusable bottle or stainless-steel flask can replace bottled water.
Find Inspiration In Yourself
  • Disconnect for a while and write in a journal.
  • Embrace a new healthy habit that can better your life.
  • Take a day to do only the things you enjoy.
  • Try something new and enjoy going beyond your comfort zone.
  • Sing in the shower. Release your feelings through music.
  • Recognize in yourself the strengths you see in other people.
  • Consciously let go of something that doesn’t serve you.
  • Reflect on your life and the difference you made in the world.
Find Inspiration In People
  • Ask loved ones what’s the most important thing they’ve ever learned.
  • Ask people what they’re grateful for.
  • Ask your parents what you were like as a child.
  • Join an organization of people making a positive difference in the world.
  • Read an autobiography by someone who has marched to the beat of their own drummer.
  • Listen to music that moves you and think about what the songwriter felt when they wrote it.
  • Spend time with children and see the world through their eyes.
Find Inspiration In Possibilities
  • Try something you think you can’t do but want to try.
  • Teach someone to do something and tap into your potential as a leader.
  • Learn something new and forget about the limitations of time.
  • List all the things you’d like to do in your lifetime and create a board with pictures of all of those things.
  • Brainstorm for ideas for a new project.
  • Look for solutions to your problem.
  • Submit your resume for a dream job instead of assuming you can’t get it.
  • Connect with like-minded people.