BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD
Every year, 8 million metric tons of plastic end up in our oceans
Equivalent to five grocery bags filled with plastic for every foot of coastline in the world
Plastic NEVER biodegrades. But it does fragment. And is consumed by marine life
Photo: Charles Moore
Vacha Dam near town of Krichim. Photo: Dimitar Dilkoff
Photo: Chris Jordan
REDUCE PLASTIC USE WITH THESE TIPS
Whether you’re shopping for groceries or filling that hole your heart with a dazzling new ensemble, decrease how much waste you produce with your own grocery, shopping and produce bags and maybe you can even make a style statement while you'e at it.
Ensure you’re buying biodegradable and compostable “plastics” that are ASTM D6400 certified, BPI Certified and meet VINCOTTE requirements (EN 13432) for backyard composting. Look up products here to see if your goods are truly what they claim.
STORAGE, PRODUCE & TRASH BAGS
Switch out your plastic Ziploc-type bags and replace them with glass containers, Pyrex containers, reusable boxes and/or wax paper. If you still have Ziplocs in your pantry, you can wash and reuse them.
Use beautiful reusable cups, straws and water bottles.
S'well Water Bottles
Multicolor Stainless Steel Straws
Blue Shimmer Straws
Extra Wide Stainless Steel Straws
Plastic Wrapped Food
Plastic BEVERAGE CUPS
Farmer's market: fresh, organic, supporting the community
Reusable bottles & tumblers: Bpa free, no condensation, keeps cold cold and hot hot
Plastic tampon applicator
each woman could use 7,200 tampons In her lifetime. multiply that by 162.85 million women in the us alone. that's a lot of non-biodegradable waste!
Plastic party accoutrements
organic tampons: cardboard applicators, chemical, fragrance and dye free. protect your favorite orifice.
bioplastic, paper and wooden cutlery