16 Jul How to Live a Plastic Free Life
So, once you invite this small giant in your life, it only gets bigger. Think of killing it? Na, na..It is going
to stay there forever. Only thing you can do is to bar it from your life, from your community, from your
city, country and from earth..forever! Yes, you can do it by making a shift in your buying and usage.
1. SWITCH TO BIODEGRADABLE ALTERNATIVES IN YOUR DAILY LIFE
Don’t fall for that biodegradable caveat when companies tell you that their plastic is more
biodegradable. What do they mean, it will take 500 years lesser to biodegrade? Simply switch
to things made from natural and biodegradable raw materials.
Some and not the only ideas for you.
Using Metals –
Switch from plastic kitchen ware, food storage and dishes to Metal based ones
Plastic disposables utensils to corn starch-based utensils. They will cost more in the
beginning as less people buy it. But, as many of you buy, the costs will come down
Prefer buying metal glass frames to plastic frames
How about using more of aluminium & steel panels in your home making rather than plastic
Dump your last Plastic or Pet bottle, the biggest nuisance only going to landfill and turn
forever to glass and metal bottles.
Get cloth bags If you are still need to be guilt free of using plastic bags.
2. SUPPORT COMPANIES THAT USE RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY
Buy products from companies that are more environmentally sensitive. Example buy gadgets
and electronics made of metal body than plastic one. How about buying phone that has metal
body rather? This will compel other manufacturers to use environment friendly raw materials
and technology. There are many great examples. For example, Apple gives you e-points
which you can use by returning the used device to them.
Carandashe is the 1 st pen co in the world which has nespresso coffee capules recycling to
make pens and mechanical pencils. This is game changing which instantaneously turns
waste to useful finished product. Skips Skip Bins used latest technology and strategic
partnerships with such business organisations committed to bring about greener earth and
lesser landfills in your lives.
3. DEMONSTRATE AND DISCOURAGE OTHER FROM USING PLASTIC
When you will not budge from your no-plastic mode and use recycling methods in your life,
there are people observing you. Even a child can teach. Did your kid told you recently not to
pack her lunch in plastic film? Create, support and join communities that are working towards
sustainable and plastic free earth.
It all starts from you. Do you feel for your environment or you have same IDC – I Don’t Care attitude
as many others? But, if you decide today and work towards living a life free of plastic, and a
sustainable earth, you will impact many positively.