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Stop Using Plastic: 21 Ways to Quit

Natural Mothers Green Living Series: Stop Using Plastic by Rebecca Watkins (excerpt)

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“We can adopt these 21 ways to stop using plastics

  1. Take cloth bags with you when you go shopping. Why not make your own?
  2. Use a stainless steel drinks container to hold your beverages.
  3. Buy only the fruit and vegetables not packaged in plastic and lobby stores that refuse to sell loose organics.
  4. Use biodegradable bin bags for your rubbish.
  5. Use a stainless steel lunch box and place it in your cloth bag.
  6. Make your own loaves of bread.
  7. Only buy bread from bakeries that wrap in paper; help change the minds of the ones that don’t.
  8. Food leftovers can be stored in ceramic or glass containers.
  9. Don’t use air fresheners – use essential oils, candles or incense instead.
  10. Purchase food in glass containers; avoid food packaged in plastics.
  11. Buy milk in paper cartons.
  12. Buy bars of soap, not the liquid stuff, unless in a glass jar.
  13. Line small household bins with paper bags.
  14. Use a wooden cutting board.
  15. Use stainless steel sippy cups for children.
  16. Use rechargeable batteries.
  17. When ordering a drink, don’t accept the straw.
  18. Make your own yogurt in Kilner jars. It’s easier than you think!
  19. Use junkmail to line fragile gifts to post, rather than plastic bubble wrap.
  20. Urge your local stores to stop their dependency on plastic packaging and that of their suppliers.
  21. Share this article with all your friends and urge them to follow your lead in saying ‘no’ to plastics!”
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