Each year approximately 8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the worlds oceans which is just insane! Over 1 million marine animals are killed because of this. So we have recently started a plastic project on the island of Koh Phangan. The aim is to reduce the amount of plastic used on the island by cutting down on plastic straw usage, getting involved with beach clean ups and much more! For more info, click here.
But as well as making movements on the island, we thought we would share a few tips on how we can cut down on plastic usage in everyday life. They are super small changes which really do not impact your day to day routines, but they will certainly impact our beautiful planet. There is now almost 300 million tons of plastic produced every year which is crazy to think about and many people don't think about the consequences.
So here are 10 small steps which everyone can get involved with so we can all feel like we have contributed a little to a more sustainable future.
We have recently designed our very own tote bags to give out to our customers and agents. These nifty little things are great for cutting down the use of single plastic carriers which each take up to 1000 years to degrade.
Calling all restaurants, cafes, bars - swap the straw! You can get paper, bamboo or metal straws as a replacement which in turn will be much better for the environment.
Stop buying a new plastic bottle every time you need a drink and get a reusable one. This not only helps our planet, but it also encourages you to drink more water as you can keep refilling it and keep track of how much you are drinking each day. Win, win situation if you ask us!
Or buy a refillable metal lighter. Either way, quit the plastic.
Cut down on disposables!
There are many more ways you can reduce plastic usage which are just as easy! Bring in your lunch in reusable boxes instead of plastic sandwich bags, avoid buying foods with heaps of packaging and opt for fresh fruit/veg where it comes loose and you do not need to fill a plastic bag, the list continues.
Basically the message here is just to be a little more conscious about what you are buying and think about the long term affects this is having on our planet. We understand you are not superhuman and cannot change the world overnight but if you could just implement even just one of these things into your daily routine, it would do the world of good.
#JustGo make a difference. <3
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