The 4 R's
REFUSE disposable plastic when possible. Buy items that are not packaged in plastic, and use your own bags, containers and utensils.
REDUCE your plastic footprint wherever you go. Try not to buy of goods that contain excessive plastic packaging and parts.
REUSE durable, non-toxic straws, utensils, to-go containers, bottles, bags, and other everyday items. Choose paper, glass, stainless steel, ceramic, bamboo and wood over plastic.
RECYCLE what you can't refuse, reduce or reuse. Pay attention to the entire life cycle of items you bring into your life, from source to manufacturing to distribution to disposal.
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15 ways to reduce one time use plastics in your daily life
1 - Bring your own shopping bag when shopping or buying groceries
2 - Stop buying water bottles, get a reusable water bottle
3 - Bring your own thermos to the coffee shop
4 - Say no to straws, buy a reusable stainless steel straw if needed
5 - At the supermarket, shop in bulk
6 - Don't use plastic bags for products such as meats and vegetables
7 - Give up gum. Gum is made of synthetic rubber (plastic)
8 - Choose cans or glass bottles over plastic bottles
9 - Don't use plastic ware when eating fast foods
10 - Cook your own food
11 - Stop using plastic wraps, use reusable containers instead
12 - Buy your food at local markets
13 - Leave plastic where you find it, refuse the straw and the plastic lid
14 - If it will leave behind plastic trash, try to avoid it
15 - Donate to initiatives that raises awareness on plastic pollution