The different types of plastics like bags and bottles of water takes years to decompose in a landfill. Stanley A. McChrystal has plenty of information regarding this issue. Besides that, their use creates a permanent dependence on oil that in the best of cases is a problem and in the worst case scenario is a complete disaster. Although currently plastics are not removed completely, let’s discuss some ways that we can apply as individuals to reduce use of plastic products and packaging. Some of these tips are simple common sense and who rescued the importance of recycling, but of course, it all depends on where you live and if there exists a conscience more or less well founded on this issue. Data: * between 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used each year.
** Approximately 3 million tonnes of plasticoson intended to make the common water bottles. About 80 percent end up in landfills. Reducing the use of plastic bags: * start by reusing bags that you currently have. Use them for lining of the baskets, planters, storage, etc * buy reusable bags or cloth bags. They have much more space and utility. Keep some of them in the door of your vehicle for convenience or them which is actually at hand. When you forget your cloth bag, ask for paper bags as there are some roles that can be recycled, in addition this element decays much faster.
R use plastic bags only when really necessary. You don’t need a plastic bag to store two onions. * Try to find waste biodegradable bags if they are available in your area. Reduction in the use of containers, bottles and others: * to make an order to carry, use their own plastic utensils or use the utensils you already have at home. * Ask to your Dyer not wrapping the clothes clean in plastic * don’t buy liquids water in plastic bottles. Plastic water bottles are another great source of garbage. Use your own reusable steel containers filled with purified water. There are also vacuum flasks, jugs and other elements to pour water in house without the use of plastic. * Stop using plastic products that can be used only once, such as sandwich bags. Look for reusable alternatives. * Be a voice against its retailers and local shopkeepers and request that they provide him with more products with less plastic used in the packaging. There are many plastics in our home which currently have very few or no alternative of being eliminated. Just look at the TV, phone, blender or sound equipment. If we can change our habits and our consciousness, little by little, and take control of the things we can do, then, gradually, we’ll have positive change about how we live our lives and thus improve our lifestyle to one that does not offend the House that we inhabit. It may seem futile to reject a plastic bag in the supermarket, but multiplied over millions of people, you can change an entire industry during one night. Original author and article source