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Use Less Plastic

Plastic is so commonly used in packaging food and beverages, it seems nearly impossible to avoid it. But consider the effects it has on the environment, and even our communities around the world.

Since plastic isn’t biodegradable, it often ends up in the ocean, or sits in our landfills, where it releases toxic chemicals into our soil – the same soil that is used to grow our food.

Benefits

By cutting down on the amount of plastic we use on a daily basis, we’ll be protecting our environment as well as our communities. It means less plastic going into landfills and less pollution in the oceans. Since the materials used to make plastic come from petroleum and natural gas, using less plastic also means wasting less of these precious resources.

Step It Up

Here are some simple changes you can make to use less plastic in your daily life:

  • Invest in a stainless steel or another reusable water bottle to avoid purchasing bottled water.
  • Bring your own reusable canvas or cloth bags every time you shop. Plus, cloth is sturdier than plastic.
  • Replace disposable plates and utensils with ones that are biodegradable.
  • When you eat out, skip the plastic straw.

Keep It Simple

Cut down on your use of plastic, and when you can’t avoid using plastic, make sure you recycle it!

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