Living with less plastic

Living with less plastic

Our beautiful oceans are part of our collective heritage. Every time we refuse to use a piece of plastic, it is one small victory for our marine life.

One of the most overwhelming aspects of modern life is knowing about major global-impact issues like climate change and plastic waste pollution and feeling like there isn't much that we can do to really change things.

There are some very simple changes of habit you can adopt today to stem the flow of the plastic waste that your lifestyle creates.

Our top 9 tips for living with less plastic:

 

  1. Carry reusable shopping bags.
    Carry whatever works for you. Some people like reusable canvas totes. Others prefer to put their purchases into a backpack or messenger bag.

  2. Give up bottled water.
    Not only does it come in a plastic bottle, but tremendous resources are used to extract, bottle, and ship it. And many brands of bottled water are simply filtered tap water. Bring with you your insulated water bottle

  3. Carry your own containers for take-out food and leftovers.

  4. Remember to bring your own reusable cup at cafes and bars.

  5. Purchase food, like cereal, pasta, and rice from bulk bins and fill a reusable bag or container. You save money and unnecessary packaging. 

  6. Recycle. Check for the recycling symbol on all plastics you purchase and don’t buy the product if there isn’t one.

  7. Make your own cleaning products that will be less toxic and eliminate the need for multiple plastic bottles of cleaner.

  8. Repair things when they break.
    When a plastic item breaks, try to repair instead of buying a new one.

  9. Join a local clean up crew, whether it’s part of Clean Up Australia or a local ‘friends of the creek’ — cleaning up the rubbish left near creeks helps stop the waste before it reaches the ocean

And always try to support companies that are eliminating single-use plastic and provide reusable options!

We are proud to supply the world’s first Recycled Beach Umbrella made from around 50 post-consumer plastic bottles. When you choose Land & Sand you choose our planet.

 

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