Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to live without plastic? And how do you get started?
It’s entirely possible to change many of our lifestyle choices and purchasing habits to significantly reduce our plastic footprint. Some actions feel doable immediately. Others take commitment. Regardless of what actions we choose, changing our consumer habits is all about making mindful choices, consistently.
So if over-dependency on plastic is one of the habits you’d like to tackle, we’ve chosen a handful of tips to get you started.
10 easy steps that will help you go plastic-free
Avoid plastic straws and buy reusable stainless steel or glass straws. Even better is to ditch straws altogether and drink directly from a cup/bottle.
Carry your own reusable cloth shopping bag.
Say no to takeaway in plastic containers. Start a brand new habit and carry your own reusable container for takeaway to be served into.
Replace plastic storage boxes in your kitchen with stainless steel or glass containers.
Don’t buy fruits and vegetables that come in pre-packed plastic boxes.
Carry your own non-plastic water bottle and avoid buying packaged plastic bottles.
Did you know many gum products contain plastic? Stop chewing gum, or chew wisely!
Buy products that come in boxes rather than in bottles. Example: laundry detergent that comes in both a box and bottle. Choose the non-plastic option.
Do away with cling wrap and start storing food in stainless steel or glass containers.
Buy products that have the option to be refilled after use.