No matter how substantial the swap, each change you make to reduce single-use plastic can have a positive impact on the environment.
*Remember always to use up what you already have at home, don’t run buying something you don’t really need. Part of the zero-waste movement is to avoid consumerism, not to support it 😉
Read on to learn how to start your journey to a zero-waste home!
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When doing the grocery we always tend to think is better to buy paper bags or carrying our own fabric reusable bag, right? Well, our friends from MyTree.tv shared these stats which show how even paper bags leave a big water footprint and reusable cotton bags may not be the best ecofriendly option either. Check the full article here and tell us what you think!
Paper vs. plastic bags: You’d think this fight would have been settled by now. But as Trace explains, for cities around the world, the fight is more complicated than you’d think.
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Since plastics were first introduced to the U.S. during the mid-late 19th century, we’ve been dependent on the material for it’s versatility, convenience, and function. Currently, plastics are one of the most used materials on a volume basis in U.S. industrial and commercial life. Unfortunately, the sheer mass of plastic used to make containers, packaging, appliances, plates, cups, and so forth has gravely impacted the environment. An estimated 46,000 pieces of plastic occupy each square mile of ocean and at least two thirds of the world’s fish stocks are suffering from plastic ingestion.
Alternative materials—such as reclaimed wood, steel, and glass—can help gradually reduce our reliance on plastic and pose less of an impact on the Earth. Reducing plastic use can range from short term decisions—swapping plastic sandwich bags for washable canvas or throwaway plastic utensils for metal ones—to more long term changes, such as trading in your plastic picnic tables for reclaimed wood barn tables. Making smart swaps can make a big difference over time.
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