Earth Day 2018: Top 3 Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Waste

By | April 20, 2018

It’s a party and you are all invited!

This Sunday April 22, the largest celebration will take place world-wide marking the 48th anniversary of Earth Day. On this day you are invited to show your support and help protect our environment in honor of our beautiful, magnificent, and most diverse planet we all call home.

So let’s get this party started with this year’s 2018 celebration theme End Plastic Pollution.

photo via marshall.edu

Did you know that our planet is home to more than six billion humans, animals, and plants? For a very long time now we have not been treating our home and its inhabitants with the respect they deserve and more importantly need in order to survive.

This year’s theme End Plastic Pollution brings our attention to the overwhelming and disastrous effects of plastic in our environment.

According to earthday.org plastics destructive effects range “From poisoning and injuring marine life to disrupting human hormones, from littering beaches and landscapes to clogging our waste streams and landfills, the exponential growth of plastics is now threatening the survival of our planet.”

Top 3 Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Waste (treehugger.com)

Bring your own shopping bag – according to one estimate, somewhere between five billion and one trillion plastic bags are used each year around the world.

Stop Buying Bottled Water – Unless there’s some kind of contamination crisis, plastic water bottles are an easy target for reducing waste. Instead, keep a refillable bottle handy.

Say No To Straws – Whether for home use or when you’re ordering a drink at a bar or restaurant, plastic straws are often a single-use item that’s just not necessary.

For more ways to help you reduce your plastic waste, including Getting The Plastic Off Your Face, check out Treehugger/Green Home.

Happy Earth Day!

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