We’re all guilty of using way too much plastic in our daily lives. To be fair, it’s very hard to avoid using plastic because it’s literally everywhere. However, as it becomes more and more of a problem and becomes drastically damaging to the environment, we need to start making more efforts to cut back on our plastic usage. A lot of these plastic saving tips seem very easy, but it can be kind of difficult to get yourself into the habit of doing them regularly. It’s important to remember though that every little bit helps, no matter how insignificant it may seem. Try starting by bringing your own bags to the grocery store if you don’t already. Many stores have started incentivizing bringing reusable bags with discounts on your groceries or other perks.
While it’s important to push big corporations like Coca Cola to lower their plastic use in order to see drastic changes, there are some other simple things we can in our everyday lives as well. Start by telling restaurants we don’t need plastic cutlery when ordering takeout, buy food from bulk bins rather than ones in plastic containers, and use toothbrushes made from nonplastic materials, like bamboo. If we all combine some of these efforts they are guaranteed to make a positive impact.