since well the earth is literally dying you might be interested in creating less waste to reduce your single use of plastic.
As a student it’s not always easy to be neglecting plastic completely. The reasons for that are simple: not much income and spending most of the time at uni. But I decided to try to create less waste and be more conscious about the environment, here you can find a few reasons why.
At the beginning one has to realize that choosing not to buy any single use plastic is a choice one actively has to make in many situations.
When buying groceries keep an eye out for unnecessary plastic like not putting fruits, vegetables and other greens into a separate plastic bag because well most of them have pairing anyways, right? Also if there is the option to buy for example sauces, cheese, dairy or cereal in glass containers, always choose them. Glas is easily recycled.
Additionally bring your own bag! Personally I recommend cotton bags or nets which can contain all the groceries you need.
A Night Out
When going out you can reject plastic cutlery and straws which again takes conscious effort. If you still want to eat takeaway I would recommend the use of tupperware or any other non plastic storage for food.
Maybe also check if you can avoid to drink out of plastic cups and get glass cups for your drinks!
In the Bathroom
Instead of regular soap plastic bottles try to switch to a soap bar, a small step which can create great impact because first it’s funnier to try to catch it when it falls into the sink and there is obviously less plastic in your daily view (while sitting on the toilet).
Choosing Plastic Alternatives
Everybody loves to drink out of straws sometimes! One of my alternatives to plastic straws is a reusable metallic straw which I bought at a cute local zero waste shop (can’t wait to use it when I’m going out!!).
Bamboo toothbrushes are another amazing way to reduce your waste, if you want to know about my experience with them you can read my post about it here.
Surprisingly small changes like usage of a reusable bottle and coffee cup can also avoid an astonishing amount of waste! I got my reusable coffee container at Starbucks on Earth Day and the bottle at TJ Maxx (picture below).
Every little step is a good way to try to create change and if you have questions about my steps presented here just let me know (you can write me a dm on instagram)!
Of course there are many other ways to reduce your general waste but getting rid of single use plastic is the first easy step towards conscious ecofriendly living!
* Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the companies mentioned and all opinions are my own!*