Plastic Alternatives to use in your Home!

Dated: December 1 2019

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It has recently been reported by multiple environmental agencies, including the EPA, that in 2015, the U.S. only recycled nine percent of its recyclable waste. It‘s estimated to have dropped lower than that percentage in the past year alone. 

The first thing to do is to ditch easily disposable items such as straws, coffee cups, and water bottles. Switch to metal straws, which can be found in various stores and on Amazon for about 10 in a pack for a reasonable price. There are also various places to buy reusable water bottles in grocery stores. A reusable coffee mug is also becoming increasingly easy to find and use. Most coffee shops are now selling them and will often offer a discount if a reusable mug is used.

Instead of using Tupperware or other plastic materials, use mason jars, glass bottles or steel containers to store leftover food.

When in the bathroom, use a bar of soap in the shower instead of soap out of plastic bottles. When purchasing your next shower curtain, try to buy one made of hemp, cloth or bamboo. You should also replace your plastic, disposable razors with non-disposable, metal ones. 

Changing from the easiness of plastic may seem daunting, but overtime, can be made rather easily and can help save the environment.

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Madeline Rousseau

Madeline Rousseau is a highly qualified real estate professional and Broker with many years of experience. Although born in New York, she was raised in Ft. Lauderdale and calls Florida home. She moved....

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