How can I reduce my plastic footprint?Guillaume
At the University of Miami recent studies predict that unless action is taken by 2050 there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
So what can we do to turn over a new page and reduce the plastic pollution which is crippling our planet?
Over the last decade many major cities like, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington and San Diego revealed that their main aim is to help to shrink their ‘plastic footprint’, in order to reduce the harmful effects bag pollution inflicts on the planet. It seems that the plastic bag ban has been an extremely effective way to do this, but what more can we do?
As consumers, if we decline using plastic bags and instead opt for reusable bags then the decreased market demand will change. Therefore, the quantity of plastic generated will too decrease and ultimately reduce the major source of pollution affecting our oceans and marine ecosystems, not forgetting the smog which is choking our oceans.
Here are a few very simple ways to reduce your plastic footprint
Take reusable bags with you to the supermarket and refuse plastic
Carry reusable water bottles, as opposed to buying plastic ones (saving both the environment and your pocket)
Make the right choice and skip the straw when offered it with a drink.
The good news is that we can dramatically change the current trajectory of marine plastic pollution by simply choosing reusable items to reduce our plastic footprint. It’s time to use bags such as woven polypropylene, non-woven polypropylene, cotton, Jute/Juco, Pet/ RPET, Isotherms bags and shopping trollies. It’s up to us to take responsibility and make a positive difference to the health of our oceans, beaches and future generations.
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