Reduce the Use of Plastics

Reduce the Use of Plastics

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Reduce the Use of Plastics

Plastics harm our environment in a variety of ways. Most plastics are produced from fossil fuels. Recycling rates for plastics are low and the recycling process uses energy, water and other resources. Plastics take centuries to biodegrade and are a threat to the health of our oceans. You can make a difference by reducing the use of plastics in your daily life.

GUIDES

Find ways to eliminate plastics from your life with this comprehensive guide from Beth Terry.

Use less plastic by following these 17 tips.

Learn about different types of plastics, including common uses, recycling rates, toxicity, and alternatives in this plastics guide and this chart.

Ditch single serving products in your life!

APPS

Check out the Rippl app, which gives you helpful reminders on cutting down your plastic trash.

Get reminders to take reusable bags to the grocery store with this app.

Avoid bottled water by locating public fountains with the WeTap app.