Over 8 million TONS of plastic waste end up in the ocean every year.
And 1 million new plastic bottles are created every minute. It’s not possible to think we can recycle all this crap without harming the environment. It has to end. #BanSingleUsePlastics
We must take responsibility for our actions. We have to evaluate what we are doing and find a better way to live symbiotically with nature. New plant-based sustainable materials are being developed every year, and if more people support these products, the demand for better and more sustainable technology will become the status quo. Conscious consumerism will have a substantial impact on the markets.
Ideas For A Conscious Consumer:
-Support Biodegradable Alternatives to Plastic. Use Bamboo Toothbrushes, Sugar Wax Instead of Shave, Paper over Plastic!
-Be Wary Of Packaging Materials! Plastic and Styrofoam are terrible. Support brands who made the switch to sustainable packaging- like glass or cartons.
-Avoid All Single Use Plastic and Let The Store Know You Don’t Support Single Use Plastics!
-Shop at your local Farmers Markets and Co-Ops where you can buy in bulk and avoid packaging.
-Upcycle Your Trash. Make art out of your plastic trash. Keep it out of the ocean by using it for something else.