At Polypro Recycling we care about the environment, and plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues plaguing our planet today. We are producing more plastic than ever before, and much of it is not being recycled properly, causing it to end up in landfills and more urgently in our oceans. If you would like to make a difference and cut back on the plastic waste you produce, there are a number of simple things you can do in your everyday life.
Bring Your Own Plastic Bags
Keep reusable plastic bags in your car when going to the store. Plastic bags are one of the most common types of plastic waste. Many stores have done away with plastic bags completely and require you to bring your own. Some places choose to use only paper bags instead which is better as most paper products are biodegradable.
Use Paper Products Instead
We already mentioned using paper bags instead of plastic bags, but there are many other situations where you can use paper instead. Part of what makes plastic waste such a problem is that it will stay where it is forever. If paper products end up in the environment, they will eventually break up over time. Paper cups and cardboard boxes are just a few of the disposable items you could use over their plastic counterparts.
Avoid Disposable Razors
Instead of using one time use plastic razors and generating all that plastic waste, try using a razor that has a replaceable blade, or get into using a straight razor.
Use Cloth Instead of Disposable Diapers
Parents will know how many diapers can end up in the garbage each day. Adding to that the cost of all those diapers, there is a strong case to be made for simply going with a reusable cloth.
Buy in Bulk
A majority of plastic waste is generated through food and food-related products in many households. One of the easiest ways to cut down is to buy items in bulk. Places like Costco and Sam’s Club allow you to buy food in bulk and saves you money in the long run as well.
Contact Us About Plastic Waste
If your business is interested in discussing how Polypro can help your business gain a new revenue stream while getting rid of unwanted plastic waste, contact us today.