#36alive 308: Use Less Plastic

Regular readers of this blog will know that we are concerned about the state of the environment, with this seemingly only getting worse over time. One way to help the environment is to use less plastic. Plastic has a negative affect on the environment in many ways, most notably there is a lot of it and none of it is biodegradable, meaning it doesn’t go anywhere once its made and we’re stuck with it here on Earth, even recycling it uses a lot of energy. A lot of plastic also ends up in the oceans damaging all aquatic life which has a knock on effect to the rest of the planet.

As mentioned yesterday, ditch the plastic bags, stop using plastic cutlery, taking some real cutlery out with you to use when eating outside of the home, get yourself an environmentally friendly water bottle instead of plastic one, and get a reusable mug for coffe / tea. There are many more ways but doing the few things we have mentioned will make a difference.

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