With the rapid deterioration of our planet as well as the effect of plastic on living animals, there is a need to really minimize if not fully stop using plastic. I personally am trying to do what I can to cut down on plastic usage though I know that the struggle is real.
To help you out, I've decided to list down 5 ways that can help you jump start your journey on becoming more sustainable. It's not as hard as you think and again, what matters is that you are doing your part. As a collective, all our small ways has a big effect on Mother Earth.
Bamboo toothbrushes may seem like a small thing but ideally, you are supposed to change your toothbrush every 3 months. If you use the plastic ones, that's 4 toothbrushes a year PER PERSON that just goes to rubbish and NEVER decomposes.
Angled that way, you will then realize that you get to help Mother Earth by switching to bamboo toothbrushes that can be recycled.
Tote bags are a great replacement for plastic. When you buy something, refuse the plastic and put it in your tote bag. Since it is normally made of clothing, you can just fold this and put inside your bag then bring it out when you need to use it.
You get to save your home from the mountain of plastic that just accumulates and help Mother Earth.
Plant your own food. Herbs are easy to take care of, they make your home smell good and also help purify the air. What more can you ask for?
Glass jars. First off, they look so classy and polished. A home filled with this looks organized. It's easy to spot what's inside and these jars are also recylable. You just need to wash it and then it can be used for something else.
They also do not affect the taste of your food so that's a big plus.
Finally, celebrate #EarthDay with the newest reusable cups and straws which launched yesterday from Starbucks! You also get to enjoy an additional Php5 discount every time you buy a drink AND use your reusable cup, tumbler, or mug. Sustainable and comforting drink. What more can you ask for?
Do your part in small ways. This may be a small step but it's still a big one when done collectively.