You probably already know that manufacturers use fossil fuel to make plastic. And you’ve probably already heard the horror stories about how plastic waste is trashing the environment. Even if you recycle the plastic you use, remember: It’s not biodegradable. It doesn’t go away.
So there’s only one answer to this problem. We have to use less plastic.
Can you cut the amount of plastic you use by 20%? Can you go even further? You may already be taking reusable bags when you go shopping. You may already be looking for products that use less packaging. And there’s one more step you may want to take, if you haven’t already….
STOP BUYING BOTTLED WATER.
Drinking bottled water is one of the most wasteful things we do as a nation. In addition to producing tons of plastic waste, trucking it around and keeping it cold burn a ridiculous amount of energy. And with rare exceptions, the water you get from your tap is just as healthy as anything you get out of a bottle. If you want to know more, check out this article from National Geographic.
Why Tap Water Is Better from National Geographic
So how about it? Can you use 20% less plastic?
Sure you can.