Why Are We Still Using Single-Use Plastics?

  • Plastic straws, knives, forks, and spoons
  • Plastic shopping carrier bags
  • Plastic and Styrofoam coffee cups, lids, and takeout containers
  • Plastic water bottles (the disposable kind rather than the reusable options)
  • Plastic surgical/food preparation gloves
  • Single-use disposable face masks
  • Simple, everyday items such as plastic-stemmed cotton swabs and sanitizing wipes made from polyester-based materials.
  • Always carry a reusable bag along
  • Don’t trash, re-use
  • Buy in bulk to reduce their consumption
  • Use reusable containers to store leftovers
  • Encourage others

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