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Four Eco-Friendly Products You Should Use Instead of Plastic

Wouldn’t it be great to live in a world that is so beautiful, there’s no room for trash? Apart from the importance of preserving Mother Nature’s beauty, eliminating pollution is a must to protect us against diseases. This is why taking care of the environment must be a priority for all of us.

Many are realizing how crucial protecting the planet is, evident in the fact that there are so many organizations and movements aimed to safeguard the earth. But you don’t have to join an environmental cause to do your part.

Plastic pollution has dramatically increased over the years. This poses a danger to oceans all over the world and the animals that live on them. Improper disposal of plastic-like burning also causes damage to the environment.

Plastic pollution is something we all contribute to one way or another. And if we are part of the problem, we can also be part of the solution. You can start doing your part by eliminating plastic use and replacing them with sustainable products. Here are five eco-friendly products that you can use instead of plastic. These alternatives will be right for you and good for the planet.

Steel Straws

stainless straw

Fast-food chains like McDonald’s have started to embrace no plastic straw. Instead of using a straw, you can drink straight from the cup. A replacement for a plastic straw that’s becoming more popular is steel straws. It’s reusable, durable, and has a classic look that can go with anything. These even come on their straw case (sustainable and fashionable? Yes, please!).

Reusable Bags

Reusable bags such as paper bags are a great alternative to plastic, especially for storing food, and other products. It’s also a good thing that most shops now sell eco-friendly bags that are made of sustainable materials. They can hold weight much better than paper bags. They also come in different styles and colors, so you have many options to choose from.

Stainless Steel Bottles

stainless bottle

Stainless Steel bottles are better than plastic ones. It is easy to clean and adds aesthetic value. Isn’t it more attractive to drink from a stainless bottle than a plastic one? Another benefit of stainless bottles is that it is reusable. These are now widely used and sold in coffee shops and malls. Also, it is far more durable than plastic. Stainless steel can also make the coldness or hotness of water last longer, which is a good takeaway for those who like to bring their cold or hot beverages with them wherever they go.

paper platePaper Plates

Disposable plates are commonly used during parties or get together. Instead of using plates that are made from or has plastic, it’s better to stick with paper plates. They are much safer for the environment. Sure, it would be great not to do dishes when holding a huge party, but keep in mind Mother Nature doesn’t have to suffer either.

These are just some of the many sustainable and recyclable products which help eliminate plastic pollution while also making providing ease and convenience. Plastic pollution is growing at such a rapid rate that it’s quite scary. Sea animals are going extinct. Land, water, and air are being polluted. If we don’t start to make a change, we will all suffer the consequences soon.

Using eco-friendly products is a great way to start making a change. As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a small step. Every way you contribute, even just by slowly eliminating plastic from your life and starting to embrace sustainable and reusable products, already make a significant impact. You don’t have to go cold turkey and remove plastic all of a sudden.

After all, we’ve been used to using plastic in our daily life that it is undoubtedly going to be a struggle. But make sure to start embracing this no plastic lifestyle slowly. Instead of buying bottled water, bring your water in your reusable bottle. Instead of drinking from a straw, use a stainless or bamboo one, or better yet, drink straight from the cup.

By slowly making this change in your life, you will help preserve the environment. Imagine a world without plastic. There will be no pollution. Oceans are clean, and natural resources are abundant. We have clean, fresh air and sea animals that thrive in their natural habitat.

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