Single-use plastics are one of the major sources of waste in the day-to-day lives of most households, and they are also responsible for an outsize portion of environmental impact. Since plastics are not biodegradable, they build up in the ecosystem, particularly in oceans, where they present a tremendous thread to wildlife. In order to minimize plastic use, there are a number of steps individual consumers can take, such as buying loose fruits/vegetables and reducing the use of bottled water.
- Some home owners have chosen to cut down on their plastics. That is a smart choice and a realistic goal that can be followed.
- There are some avid practitioners who have enjoyed success with that goal in the past. Single use plastic has been almost eliminated in the home setting.
- Most home owners want to reduce the waste that they produce. There are steps to be taken that can achieve that goal too.
“Practitioners such as Mhic Gabhann and Aylesbury advise setting realistic targets and taking small steps towards a home free of single-use plastic. Here’s an A to Z.”