Millions of tons of plastics are generated every year and majority of them end up in the oceans. That is why for those who cannot avoid using plastic utensils, like mini spoons for food or ice cream tasting, then you should find a way to deal with them. Single-use plastics are usually being thrown into the trash bin after being used. But if you know what to do with them, then you can help with the environmental crisis caused by plastic.
Donate Your Unused Cutlery
If you have unused cutlery that you have bought for your last party, don’t hoard them. Donate them to your local community shelter. This way, you can help reduce the demand of plastic cutlery. It is important that you know how to reduce the use of these plastic materials. Also, when you are ordering food to go, refuse their offer for plastic cutlery at a restaurant. In fact, it is best to buy a meal that does not require the use of cutlery at all, like burgers, sandwiches, or pizzas.
Reuse Your Plastic Bags
Even though majority of the grocery stores these days do not use plastic bags anymore, there are still others who use them. So if you have not brought in your own grocery bag and you need to use a plastic bag, make sure that you reuse them. The good thing is, most establishments these days now use biodegradable plastics which is better than the non-biodegradable plastic bags that are being used before.
Teach Yourself To Avoid Them
Even though there are instances when you really can’t avoid using plastic utensils and containers, teach yourself to avoid them. This way, you are reducing your usage and you are more encourage to find alternatives for the utensils that you need. Be conscious of what you buy. If you have them, think of what you can do with it after you use them.
Recycle Plastic Containers
If you currently have plastic containers in your storage, do something about them. You can recycle them and make them into flower pots. Or instead of storing your food, use them to store some things in your office, like pens, pins, clips, and more. This way, they can last longer instead of using them once when storing food in your refrigerator.
Finding ways to recycle the plastic items that you already have at home is important. So instead of using them once, recycle them and reuse them for other purposes. This way, you are helping reduce the plastic wastes that end up in the landfills and worse, in the oceans. So, check your storage space today and see if you have plastics there that you can reuse.