Oh I dream about a day when we can live a zero waste life. I know some people out there are getting very close but it seems that even though we as a family are very environmentally conscious we are still fighting an up hill battle to try to reduce our waste products in the hopes of leaving a lighter footprint on the planet.
It can be a daunting prospect to live without producing any waste, but rest assured that ANY effort you make will have a positive impact on the environment.
Every year over 6 million tonnes of rubbish is dumped into the worlds oceans, 80% of which is plastics with a further 10% of this being plastic bags! Here in Australia only 3% of our plastic grocery bags are recycled, and even if you reuse them as bin liners they still end up choking up the waste management system and filling up our landfill.
And water bottles…. don’t get me started on water bottles! Although plastic bottles are recyclable many end up in landfill and they take almost 1000 years to break down.
With plastics being such a monumental problem, what can you (just one person) hope to do to make a difference?
Well, let’s just start by following these nine simple ways to help reduce your plastic usage.