Celebrate Earth Day with us this Sunday by committing to reduce your use of single use plastics.
Did you know that 70% of all plastic produced ends up in natural ecosystems? Only 10% gets recycled. The chemicals leached by those plastics is very problematic for our health as well as the health of the planet.
How much Plastic is in the ocean?
Bring your own shopping bags.
Chicago’s bag tax last year was so successful at stopping us from using single use plastic bags that the city made 45% less revenue than they had budgeted for. The implementation may have had many flaws, but it succeeded in bringing awareness to the issue of wasteful plastic use.
If you just can’t drink your smoothie without a straw, pick up some reusable straws, just don’t forget to buy a straw cleaner!
Drastically reduce the number of plastic bags you need when shopping in the produce aisle by bringing your own produce bags. If you do have to take produce bags, save them and reuse them a couple of times.
Glass Water Bottle
Customize a glass water bottle so that you are proud to carry it around.
A source of disposable plastic you might not even think about. Switch to organic cotton tampons without plastic applicators.
For more ways to participate in Earth Day, visit earthday.org
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade
Be the Change!