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27 Ways To Eliminate Plastic From Your Life

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The Plastic Life

From boxes to wrappings, plastic is everywhere. While convenient, all this plastic is causing some serious environmental damage. Just check out this article

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

1. Say NO to the plastic straw

2. Take a reusable water bottle

3. Take your own (non-plastic) bag to the store

4. Buy a portable coffee mug

5. Don't buy synthetic clothing

6. Get your milk delivered

9. Avoid food packaging

10. Stop chewing gum

11. Buy from your local farmers market

12. Educate others on the effects of plastic

13. Try growing your own vegetables

14. Recycle whenever possible

15. Ditch the plastic filled self- care products

Think combs, deodorants, razors...

16. Use stainless sippy cups for your children

17. Wash out your old plastic bottles and reuse for homemade salad dressings

18. Refuse single-use disposable items

19. Bulk buy rather than buying little and often

20. Find environmental friendly diapers

22. Get creative with your plastic - Pinterest has so many plastic inspired art projects

23. Support plastic reducing grocery stores

24. Vote for political parties who aim to reduce plastic consumption

25. Buy from the counter at the store not ready packaged

26. Find natural cleaning products e.g using vinegar can do wonders!

27. Encourage your friends to follow these tips - why not even share this article with them!?

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