37 Ways to Reduce Your Use of Plastic

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37 Ways to Reduce Your Use of Plastic

37 Ways to Reduce Your Use of Plastic

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We, as human beings, have come to heavily rely on plastic over the last 60 years or so. When it comes to survival and living naturally however we need to get into the habit of living without plastic products. In this series of tips you can work at reducing your reliance on plastic through changes in your lifestyle so that you can live a more natural existence. Through DIY solutions as well as alternative sources of natural material we can often find substitutes for plastics.

This article covers a number of points about our subsistence on plastic products. It also brings up the alarming point that only 13% of the plastic in our world is actually recycled. This means that a lot of the plastic that we use every day is actually a non-renewable resource. While the use of plastic is often required for the manufacturing of many electronic goods, ultimately if SHTF we will likely be without electronics.

The chemicals and plastic have an adverse effect on our bodies and the production of plastic really endangers our world. The use of more natural materials could help to improve environmental standards as well as reduce our consumption. Not only do we need to start getting away from the use of plastic, and our dependence on it, but for survival we need to get away from plastic because it can degrade over time and cause health issues.

Plastic takes a huge toll on the environment. Did you know there is a “plastic island” in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that is twice the size of Texas? This island is destroying the ecosystem as well as harming a variety of marine life. Ocean currents keep it and place and feed its land mass every day with the plastic we so callously throw away. While it might be difficult to eliminate pollution at this scale we can help prevent it from growing by taking the steps recommended in this article.

37 Ways to Reduce Your Use of Plastic

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