Alarming Alert for Plastic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By      03-Oct 2019       Read Time: 4 Mins

Alarming Alert for Plastic: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

“About 1 million plastic bags are used every single minute!”

Plastic is an absolute waste of which getting rid off is extremely necessary! Throwing it away isn’t the solution to create a plastic-free environment. Inarguably, now we have access to better alternatives such as jute and cloth bag.

Plastic waste is massive trouble continuously affecting and degrading the environment as one plastic bag takes 1000 decades to decompose in the soil.

In order to make an impactful move to eliminate plastic, one big step is to refuse at the first! Further, following the basic rundown of 3 R’s- “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” and guidelines to implement now onwards are a step forward to make a better tomorrow.

Devastating effects of plastic pollution is already letting the environment suffer. The world has started acting on it. China is the country refusing plastic waste and the UK is the place where many recycling programs are running.

Moreover, governments and supermarkets are emphasizing to “Reuse” the plastic in order to reduce their production.

However, there’s no denying to it that we need to cut back on single-use plastic.The thing to worry about is every second food packaging is plastic worsening the condition and making the possibilities to achieve plastic-free environment impossible. Anything we can do is REFUSE, REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE. Practising it all will make a huge difference!

Here are some easy steps that can dramatically decline plastic trash. Have a look!

  • Opt for reusable bags (jute and cloth bags) for grocery shopping. Avoid bags made from polyester or nylon because it is the form of plastic only.
  • When out for shopping, pick eco-friendly tetra or cardboard packaging instead of plastic packaging. Cardboard is easily recycled and moulded into more products as compared to plastic.
  • Instead of throwing away the plastic that can be used, why not reuse it and make some household decorative pieces?
  • Choose to reuse plastic containers to store leftovers.

Footnote

Be mindful before choosing to use and where it goes once you use it. Look for the products that have less usage of plastic packaging in case, plastic is difficult to avoid. Make sure to refuse at first! If not refuse then “reusing” is the step to make a difference in the existing environment. Remember “reusing” slows down the process of environmental degradation while reducing its production. So, make sure not to opt for plastic bags and to reuse the existing ones.
 

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