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Cut down on plastic consumption with these tips!

Want to cut down your own plastic waste? Assessing your present consumption patterns is a great place to start. How many single-use, disposable plastics do I consume in a week? You'll probably be surprised by the response. This was a fundamental query behind a personal belief to investigate my consumption patterns in an attempt to minimize my environmental impact. Our oceans, lakes, and landfills are filled to the brim with billions upon billions of plastic garbage objects.

Below are some tips I learnt about in my journey cutting down plastic consumption!

1. Say no to plastic straws

Plastic straws are bad news for our oceans. Next time you order a drink, think about whether you need a straw – and if you don’t, just say no! You can also ask your local pub to stop adding straws to drinks as standard.

2. Carry a cloth shopping bag with you to shop

Bringing your own reusable bags to the store can majorly decrease general pollution as well as reduce plastic bag consumption. While they cost a little more up front, there are many benefits of reusable bags that should be considered.

Paper bags avoid some of the pitfalls of plastic bags because paper bags can be recycled and take less time to decompose if they don’t make it to a landfill.

3. Use a reusable bottle or glass!

Carrying a reusable bottle is a great way to cut down your plastic use and save money too! It reduces CO2, which is very harmful as the main greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. Even if you drink just one or two bottles of water per day, over a year that adds up to about 720 plastic water bottles – creating almost 150 lbs. of plastic waste and a similar amount of CO2. Reusable glasses are definitely a good investment to make! An easy go to for regular glasses is the Rescued Glass Old Monk Glass!

Plastic consumption can be drastically harmful towards humans, animals and the environment alike. At Rescued Glass, we believe the recycling of alcohol bottles and giving them a second life. We make products such as candles, lamps, platters, planters, and wind chimes. There are countless possibilities, and all it takes is an idea.

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