Be Plastic Clever
The Plastic Clever mindset is a ‘way of thinking’ as much as anything else.
It’s about being clever with our use of plastic; a material that has been made to literally last forever, and yet it’s used every day in millions of single-use plastic products that have a 5-190 minute lifespan before being thrown away.
We should all look at the single-use plastic we use and how we can reduce it as much as possible.
Some easy swaps:
- Use a reusable bottle instead of a single-use plastic bottle. Remember to take your drink out with you in a reusable bottle therefore you don’t need to buy one when you are out.
- You can use this bottle over and over meaning you’re not using single-use plastic.
- Always remember to take your reusable bags with you when you go shopping. This way you do not need to purchase a single-use plastic one in the shops.
Remember! If you are using single-use plastic, check out our A-Z to see whether it can be recycled in your glass, cans and plastic recycling bins at home.
What is the problem with plastic?
Plastic is really useful and we use it every day! But what happens after we throw it away is causing a big problem for our planet. It is thought more than five trillion pieces of plastic are in the world’s oceans and it can take years for it to break down.
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