Humanity has surely come a long way, and we certainly can’t imagine what our lives would be like without innovation and technology. However, all the positive aspects aside, there are some negative ones too that are just impossible to ignore, like the presence of plastic in our day to day lives.
If you pay attention, you’d see plastic is everywhere in your home, and though it might not seem that easy to give it up, there is a way to reduce the amount of it because it’s both bad for your health and the environment.
Though Australian cities have quality tap water, we’re still a nation that largely drinks bottled water. Instead of buying plastics, changing the habit with drinking from Klean Kanteen water bottle is a good start.
The stainless steel design is ideal for use and reuse of hot and cool beverages too, and the leakproof cap makes them perfect for insulation as well, so you can also use them for coffee.
Easy to clean, you can carry them with you whenever on the go. Besides, giving up plastic bottles you open the path to a healthier life, giving up sugary sodas and juices.
The same goes for containers for food and leftovers. Sure, some companies have started turning to sustainable food packaging but not all of them, so why risk it when you can bring your own stainless steel lunch box. Along with the Klean Kanteen water bottle, look for the lunch box in the right size for your meals.
As of late, there’s been a lot of talk about the plastic straws as well as bags, and while some countries have taken a stance banning them altogether, others haven’t yet that doesn’t mean you have to wait for a ban to be imposed so as to get rid of them.
It doesn’t mean you have to give up using straws and bags either, there are many replacements you can choose, like bamboo and glass for straws and paper bags. Reusable is better than disposable!
Speaking of which, you could opt for reusable utensils too, it doesn’t matter if it’s during camping trips or eating out. Soap is another aspect where plastics might be present if you’re using liquid, so forget about that and buy bar from now on.
Another way to drop the plastic is deciding to shop from local farmers’ markets instead of the supermarkets. Not only would you support local businesses, you’d carry your reusable bags with you, plastic-free.