An Estimated 18-Billion Pounds Of Plastic Waste Flows Into The Oceans Every Year.
In other words, there are five grocery bags on every foot of coastline in the world. It is important to realize that every person, including you, contributes to this issue. Be that as it may, the question is what can we do about it?
We can use biodegradable alternatives to plastic that don’t spell disaster for our friends in the ocean. Here are the best alternatives to plastic you can use:
We, as a society, used to store almost all beverages in glass. While perhaps less convenient than plastic, it’s much better for the environment. All you need to do is to remember to recycle your glass.
It’s easy to buy glass bottles & use them. For this reason, you should. It will be an adjustment to be sure, but it’s well worthwhile.
2. Reusable Shopping Bags
You probably have one of these you never use. Today is the day. The U.S. alone produced 4.13 Million (with an “M”) tons of plastic bags in 2015. That is to say, this is important.
You may know that plastic bags are recyclable, but only 7% are. The rest end up as litter or, worse, find their way to the ocean. When they get to the ocean, they threaten the wildlife there. That’s why every time we give an estimate we also give away a free reusable grocery bag! We do our best to help out.
Also, you can purchase these almost anywhere. With all of these things in mind, it would be beneficial if you could form the habit of using them.
3. PLA Plastic
There is a crucial difference between standard plastic and PLA polyester. PLA polyester is derived entirely from fermentation, primarily during corn wet-milling. It’s got almost the same structure as plastic. This makes one of the great alternatives to plastic.
Because this process is from an organic source, this plastic is biodegradable. Not only that, it is carbon neutral. A 2017 study found that the US would reduce carbon emissions by 25% if it switched to PLA plastics.
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