Ways to Reduce Plastic
How Can You Reduce Plastic Use
- Reusable water bottles
- If you buy plastic water bottles because of the quality of your tap water, purchase a high quality filter and install it on your sink
- Glass or stainless straws
- Silicone bags
- Opt out of plastic produce bags in the grocery stores, and bring your own grocery tote bags
- Opt to buy cartons or glass versus plastic when possible
- Switch to glass food storage containers and glass mason jars
- Avoid plastic containers or plastic bags of food
- Use cloth napkins or reusable towels in the kitchen – to avoid extra trash (plastic garbage bags)
- Reusable coffee mugs or a mason jar to the coffee, juice or smoothie shop (bonus: you often get a discount when you bring these
- Purchase and eat less packaged foods (bonus: you’ll be eating less processed foods along the way)
- Seek out or find local “Buy Nothing” groups to pass on your unused stuff to avoid waste
- Make your own household products like cleaning sprays, body scrubs, etc.
- Shop in the bulk section of the grocery store with your own reusable bags
What I Personally Use
- Tote Bags
- Silicone Plastic Bags
- Glass food storage containers
- Reusable Water Bottles and Coffee Thermos (also a great holiday gift)!
- Lunette Period Cup
- Stainless Steel or Glass Straws
- Dish Towels
Why is Plastic Bad & Why It’s Important
- Plastic can release harmful chemicals into our planet. Which can then seep from the soil into groundwater or other surrounding water sources and the ecosystem.
- Our environment is seriously impacted. 91% of plastic isn’t recycled and over the last ten years, we have produced more plastic than during the whole of the last century.
- Toxic load. I work hard to reduce the toxic load in my environment for a many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons is that Mike and I both have the MTHFR gene mutation and don’t detox properly. So when I’m exposed to plastic and heavy metals, they hang in my body unless I work hard to detox and remove them. The amount of toxic load we are consuming and putting in our body is alarming, detox issues or not!
How YOU Can Get Involved
- JOIN ME! Tag me with what you’re doing and using to make changes! I can’t wait to see what you’re doing to reduce your plastic consumption!!!
- Remember: Be prepared! Before heading off to work, grab your reusable water bottle and coffee mug. Meal prep in glass containers to avoid take out. Remember your tote bags for the grocery store!
- Gift it! This Holiday Water Bottle/Travel Mug (2-pack) is an awesome gift for family members, friends, co-workers, or a neighbor!
Win a Holiday SET for YOURSELF!
- Win this Ello Holiday Water Bottle/Travel Mug (2-pack) – available in Target!
- Comment below 1 way you reduce plastic in your home or want to!
- Bonus entry: Tag a friend in this Instagram post! Don’t forget to check out Ello Products and where to buy them on their website here.
P.S. There are other things I’m doing in my home to create a healthier environment, like removing harmful ingredients from products we use, like PEGs, Parabens and Phthalates. These ingredients that we’re exposed to in makeup, shampoos, home cleaner and more contribute to human and animal illnesses and environmental pollution. Parabens, for one, are in almost every topical product and contribute to everything from hormonal disruption and rising infertility rates to water pollution. Read here about other swaps I’ve made!
This post is sponsored by Ello Products. All thoughts and opinions are always 100% my own! I love the integrity of their products and think you’ll love them too. Thank you for continuing to support LCK and the brands I work with!