Humanity has a massive plastic pollution problem. Only 5% of the plastics that we consume are recycled, with the rest making an unprecedented mess of the environment. The best way to eliminate all this waste is to never consume single-use plastics in the first place! Here are some tips to spring clean your routine that are both easy on the wallet and eco-friendly:
1.Think outside the bottle for toiletries. Look at the label of a typical bottle of shampoo or conditioner. The first and most concentrated ingredient is water. Try concentrated products in plastic-free packaging such as shampoo bars and conditioner bars.
2.Grocery shop at a farmers’ market. Grab a reusable tote bag and go shopping in your local farmers’ market. The items you purchase usually use less packaging materials than products in a supermarket do.
3.Better your water bottle. Upgrade your plastic bottled water with an insulated canteen. A canteen keeps beverages hot or cold on the go!