It’s affordable, it’s multipurpose, and, it’s an element that few people can live without. Though these elements made to throw after a single use, this component does not go away. It’s our beloved plastic!
There is no second thought concerning the excellent use of plastic products that have made our life easy. Products like helmets, car seats and medical equipment (just to mention a few) are essential items which not only improve, but saves our life. We can call them a”great plastic”.
The plastic I am going to talk about now is Superfluous plastic. As you are reading this report, chances are huge that it’s present nearby you! No? Now, do you find a computer or mobile? Maybe keyboard or mouse? I believe the answer is obvious now. So where I am going with this? The answer is pretty much clear. Bad plastics are everywhere! It’s like watching your own nose each and every day. Though you watch it every moment, however, like your body you also tend to dismiss this lousy plastic.
Considering nobody (even me. I can’t lose my job!) Going to stop having a mobile phone or computer, I will go room by room throughout the house highlighting what throwaway plastic can be found and I will definitely provide some solution (practiced by me) to decrease the use of it.
Plastic Containers: Let’s start with the kitchen. Everyone has nowadays owned a microwave-friendly plastic container to store their leftover food. Without any doubt, saving food is good and the container works the way it needs to be. However, there’s catch, the lifespan of this container is quite short in accord with the usability. When the times come, once your cherished container becomes cracked and broken then with no second thought you threw them into the bin.
Not just these containers are pretty easy to break, it is also causing many several health hazards also. When you keep your food in the plastic container, plastic release unhealthy chemical toxin in the food. Keep using this plastic container and I am certain within months you need to go doctors. Trust me, I was there too!
Allow me to let you know what I did! After getting back from doctors, I went to the supermarket and bought food grade steel container. They cost me a bit more and it would you too, howeverthey are robust and not as flimsy as a plastic container. They are super easy to clean, I can easily put them in the freezer. I’ve been using them for almost a year now and I think I will have the ability to gift them to my grandkids as well! Even though it’s not possible to use them inside a microwave, however, it is quite simple to transfer the food into a serving plate/ bowl prior to reheating.
Food Packaging: We’ve all got to eat, but sometimes it’s quite impossible to keep a good distance between plastic packaging. When I go to groceries sometimes I stare at the foods and think” Food producers are might be obsessed with single-use packaging!” . Yeah, it would be a terrific idea for everyone to go to local farmer’s store and purchase foods and vegetables covered in mud in a jute bag. However, most of us live in the city and to buy from the farmer’s market we have to travel even miles. If you’re okay and excited about that, I would say”Don’t”. Since the air pollution can be as bad as plastic pollution itself. In this circumstance, you might use your free right of speech against over packaging.
You can also do something what I normally do. After completing the transaction, you can remove the plastic and throw them in the bin before an authorized person. This is a good way to promote a non- violent protest against over packaging.
Cleaning Products: This one is really frustrating- cleaning products generally come inside a bottle and you clearly can not create your own Eco- friendly bottle. However, there is a way. Have you ever heard of Ecover? When you haven’t, you may use our good old internet to gather information! They are pretty much a trend nowadays. You can locate them in almost in every supermarket. What’s so great about it? Well, they are committed in use of 100% renewable material and this helps a lot in building a healthy and green future.