It is affordable, it is multipurpose, and, it is an element that few people are able to live without. Though these elements made to throw after a single use, this element doesn’t go away. It’s our beloved plastic!
There is no second thought concerning the fantastic use of plastic products that have made our life easy. Products such as helmets, car seats and medical equipment (just to mention a few) are essential items which not only improve, but saves our life. We can call them a”good plastic”.
The plastic I will discuss today is Superfluous plastic. As you are reading this article, odds are huge that it’s present nearby you! Turn right, then left, do you see any pen, food container? No? Try that again! Now, do you see a computer or mobile? Maybe keyboard or mouse? I believe the answer is obvious today. So where I am going with this? The solution is pretty much clear. It is like watching your nose each and every day. Though you watch it every moment, however, like your body you also tend to dismiss this lousy plastic.
Considering no one (even me. I can not lose my job!) Going to stop having a cell phone or computer, I will go room by room throughout the house highlighting what throwaway plastic can be found and I will certainly offer some solution (practiced by me) to decrease the use of it.
Plastic Containers: Let us start with the kitchen. Everyone has nowadays possessed a microwave-friendly plastic container to store their leftover food. With no doubt, saving food is great and the container operates the way it needs to be. However, there’s catch, the lifespan of this container is quite short in accord with the usability. When the times come, once your beloved container becomes cracked and broken then without any second thought you threw them to the bin. And there goes your US $10 for eternity in a month!
Not just these containers are pretty easy to break, it is also causing many several health hazards also. When you keep your meals in the plastic container, plastic discharge unhealthy chemical toxin in the food. Keep using this plastic container and I’m certain within months you need to go doctors.
Let me let you know what I did! After getting back from doctors, I went into the supermarket and purchased food grade steel container. They are super easy to clean, I can easily put them in the freezer. I have been using them for almost a year now and I think I will have the ability to gift them to my grandkids also! Although it’s not possible to use them within a microwave, however, it is quite easy to transfer the food into a serving plate/ bowl before reheating.
When I go to grocery sometimes I stare in the foods and think” Food producers are may be obsessed with single-use packaging!” . Yeah, it would be a great idea for everyone to just go to local farmer’s shop and purchase foods and vegetables covered in sand in a jute bag. However, the majority of us live in the city and to buy from the farmer’s market we have to travel even miles. If you are fine and excited about that, I’d say”Don’t”. Since the air pollution can be as awful as plastic contamination itself. In this situation, you may use your free right of speech against over packing.
You can also do something what I usually do. This is a fantastic way to market a non- violent protest against over packing.
Cleaning Products: This one is pretty frustrating- cleaning products generally come within a bottle and you obviously can not make your own Eco- friendly bottle. However, there’s a way. Perhaps you have heard of Ecover? If you haven’t, you may use our good old internet to gather information! They’re pretty much a fad nowadays. You can find them in virtually every supermarket. What is so great about it? Well, they are dedicated using 100% renewable material and this helps a great deal in building a healthy and green future.
So there you have it – just three suggestions of how you can conquer the throwaway plastic in your kitchen. I’ll be back next week with ideas to lessen the plastic devil in other parts of the house.