Kindness Idea

Header image 4b2b2cb0ec3a512353f87d19a8a8a8188842c0cf263e3b4b6a410aa57b324f04

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.


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!

Related Resources

Large b8292acafd72142128a3481ac4b0abff l

View All Kindness Ideas

Comment c15462688299f0b77d7fe68470a8f14b29c2ee1d7da6e0f9e6957e1e7ad00733 Comments

No one has commented yet. Be the first!

Sign In Sign Up

Please sign in or sign up to add your comment.