Result of plastic in the oceans

by hromero ⌂ @, Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 18:22 (63 days ago) @ JACK

Thanks for sharing this Jack. Humanity has to kick the habit of single use plastic for sure. It won't be simple, but it can be done. We are trying hard ourselves to do this but still have room for improvement as we still have more garbage than I would like at the end of the day. We recycle, but recycling isn't going to solve this problem either. Some of the things we are doing,

1. Take our reusable bags to the market.
2. Take our "tupperware" with us to the market so that we can put our food items in them rather than the plastic bags used by the various vendors. Our regular vendors are starting to remember us now for this habit and we don't even have to ask them to not put our purchases in plastic bags.
3. Making choices to buy drinks and food that doesn't come in plastic containers. This means buying our beer in the returnable glass bottles, our soda in aluminum cans instead of plastic bottles, buying bread from the bakery rather than the industrial breads that come in plastic. We still struggle with many food items though and end up with more plastic than I would like. Things like the dog food bags, sour cream, and peanut butter jars(sorry I like my peanut butter) are hard to source in anything other than plastic.
4. We provide reusable water bottles to our guests rather than disposable plastic water bottles.
5. We buy local shampoo, lotion and body soap in bulk and use reusable containers in the bathroom to dispense them.

Those are just some of the ways we are trying to minimize our plastic usage, I am curious what other things others are doing.

Humberto Romero

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