November 28, 2016 Other, Pollution No Comments
get to know your plastics

It’s undisputable, plastics are detrimental to our

health whether it be throughout manufacturing, during consumption, or the subsequent methods of disposing of it. Don’t get me wrong, there are some virtually irreplaceable plastics such as helmets, medical equipment, or car seats for example. But in this generation, we’ve taken advantage of unessential plastics that are purely for convenience or financial reasons. Contrary to popular belief, recycling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be; damaging emissions are an inevitable element of the process. Although recycling is absolutely beneficial due to the excess of plastics on earth, the superior solution is to moderate plastic at the root: before manufacturing.

There are many (simple) ways to begin purchasing less plastic: reusable water container, reusable grocery bags, reusable eating utensils – let’s just say reusable anything! We suggest carry your non-plastic grocery bags and coffee cup with you in your car, so you can politely decline the plastic varieties at the store if you happen to stop there on a whim. You could also avoid purchasing convenience foods. Not only do convenience foods almost always involve the overuse of plastic packaging, but they are loaded with preservatives and are tainted by the plastic lining that seeps into your food.

Home plastic consumption is something you can control, yet is perhaps one of the biggest negative impacts humans have on the earth. As you’ll see in the illustration, your plastics may stick around longer than you may have originally thought; you can make a difference because every bit counts.


Source: Fix.com Blog

 


The source of the infographic: https://www.fix.com/blog/reduce-plastic-use
 
The text is written by Katelyn Green.

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