Everyday sustainable choices
3 Ways to Reduce Plastic
So, this post is going to be a little different. It’s something that is of utmost importance, or should be, for each individual. About 40% of all produced plastic is disposed to landfills. Not only is that harmful to the environment but that is an incredible amount of wastage. Each person contributes over 30 kilos of wasted plastic per year. You wouldn’t litter in your own home, right? It is time we change our habits.
Sustainability is more than just a recent trend. While the initiative is catching great momentum currently, with many multinationals adopting new sustainable processes, change must come at the individual level as well. And there are three ways YOU can help this problem.
Wax Wraps! Wax Wraps! Wax Wraps!
These replace the need for cling film, foil and many other wrapping papers. Using just the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap, they serve as a reusable and clean way of storing perishables. Just wash them in cool water with a mild dish soap and let them air dry.
Need to keep half a lemon zesty and fresh? Wrap it in a wax wrap. Did your little cousin open a fresh packet of your favorite snack only to have a few bites? Fold the wax wrap into a pocket and store the rest for later. Apart from looking so lovely in the kitchen, these wraps are a great way of reducing kitchen waste.
Almost every family goes grocery shopping at least once a month, if not more. And what do you get from grocery stores? Single-use plastic bags. Only 1% of these bags are returned for recycling, after being used for approximately only 12 minutes. Is that worth the number of ocean animals affected? I don’t think so. We all need to make a conscious effort to replace these bags, that are frankly quite useless, with cloth totes.
The totes available on the Polly website are not only super chic, but they are also reusable. I would choose carrying around a trendy tote bag over a flimsy plastic bag any day. Wouldn’t you? Check out our website and have fun browsing the many different designs and colors available.
And that's not all! There are so many ways you can reduce your use of plastic. One of those is by switching to metal straws. Personally, I use straws quite often and I am definitely going to invest in one of these. These straws come in many varieties, so you can stock them up in your kitchen and have a portable one for when you're on-the-go as well!
These are just a few ways you can be more sustainable. If you guys want another post like this let me know!
Keep doing your part,