campaign is designed to motivate industry and consumers into altering how they
use and discard everyday plastic items, ultimately changing their behavior and
adopting new consumption habits. We suggest the following criteria to engage in basic and everyday
ways to reduce your consumption of plastics.
Many of the times when we eat out or take food home we have spoons and straws that we don't necessarily need. Being conscious about what we actually need and giving that back to the server can contribute greatly to the reduction of plastic. This is the first step in preventing plastics from entering the disposal system in the first place.
How many of you have attended or sponsored a corporate event, luncheon or other function and simply thrown away the unused plastic utensils or plates? Save them for the next event or purchase silverware that can be reused for each event.
Reduce the amount of plastics used by selecting paper instead of plastics at your grocery store. Buying glassware instead plastic cups or metal utensils instead of plastic ones; these small solutions can add up and help reduce the amount of plastics that end up in our environment.
Reuse plastic bags for packing, pets and small trash cans. Wash and reuse Zip-Lock baggies. Reuse plastic containers for storage or art projects. There are many reuse situations.
Separate and recycle your plastic bottles and cans. You would be surprised at how much additional income you can create within a year and it's tax free.