Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging.
You can buy cloth or recycled shopping bags and carry them along to the market when you shop rather than taking home those awful plastic bags that pollute the oceans and endanger sea life.
You can stop buying plastic water bottles. This one is a no-brainer; buy yourself one of those trendy stainless steel or glass reusable bottles. You’ll be part of the in crowd while helping save the planet.
Turn down plastic utensils and straws when dining out or ordering in. Use your own real utensils from home- your food will actually taste better and you’ll be throwing one less bunch of plastic into the waste can.
Be aware of the amount of plastic you bring home with the things you purchase at the supermarket. Try to come up with your own ways of reducing your plastic output, and give yourself a hearty pat on the back every time you find a new way to eliminate single-use plastics!