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 isnвЂ™t biodegradable, it often ends up in the ocean, or sits in our landfills, where it releases toxic chemicals into our soil вЂ“ the same soil that is used to grow our food.
By cutting down on the amount of plastic we use on a daily basis, weвЂ™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.
Here are some simple changes you can make to use less plastic in your daily life:
Cut down on your use of plastic, and when you canвЂ™t avoid using plastic, make sure you recycle it!