- Carry your own shopping bag
Think about the number of times you hit a supermarket. Every single time you buy something, you end up going home with an additional plastic bag that you’re likely to throw out. Why not just carry a jute or cloth shopping bag instead? It doesn’t require a lot of effort! Doing this will considerably reduce the amount of plastic bags thereby reducing the amount of plastic in landfills.
- Use your own water bottle
Buying bottled water every time you’re out does two things: it harms the environment, and burns a hole in your pocket. You can easily avoid this by carrying your own water bottle everywhere you go. By doing this, you’ll save Mother Earth from a whole lot of harm. Pretty great, right?
- Skip the plastic straw
Plastic straws are single-use items that are truly quite unnecessary. So, whether you’re at home, a restaurant, or a bar, skip the straw and sip your drink regularly, instead. It won’t make much of a difference to you, but will help lower the amount of plastic you use.
- Line your dry waste garbage can with newspaper
It’s common to line a trashcan with a plastic garbage bag. However, these garbage bags are so thick, that they take forever to decompose. That’s why, it makes more sense to line your dry waste garbage can with one or two sheets of newspaper, instead. All you need to do is scoop up the newspaper, and dispose the paper sack— it’s quite simple!
- Say no to disposable razors
Disposable razors are almost always made of plastic. Instead of tossing a razor out every single time you use one; invest in a razor that lets you replace the blade. This will help you significantly cut down on your plastic waste, and may prove to be cheaper in the long run.