5 Ways to Kick Plastic, Save Money and Feel Better

Plastic Tides / 2-22-2021

5 ways to kick plastic

DRINK MORE WATER

Free access to clean drinking water should be valued as a human right in developed societies. This means drinking fountains and bottle filling stations in more and more public places, and strict standards for the quality of that water. The best way to support this type of future is by living it - bring a water bottle wherever you go. We suggest one lined with ceramic to stay clean longer. If you’re on the go, look for refillable options like Pathwater at your local convenience or grocery store.

Pro Tip: Bring your reusable coffee mug on trips or to the coffee shop to save $ and the planet. (Disclaimer: May not be accepted during COVID-19 Pandemic as an added safety measure)


5 ways to kick plastic

SKIP THE STRAW

No straw please. Do without or if you like having something to sip through, use a glass, bamboo, hay, metal or other type of reusable straw.  Always remember to say “No straw please” when ordering drinks. If you can’t go anywhere without your straw check out a collapsible keychain version like one from Final Straw.


5 ways to kick plastic

SHOP WITH REUSABLE BAGS

100,000 marine mammals are killed by plastic bags each year.  Switch to reusable to reduce your overall waste and keep sealife from harm. Plus with bag fees growing in popularity, you’ll often save a quarter!


5 ways to kick plastic

CHOOSE SEASONAL AND LOCAL

Avoid prepackaged food by signing up for a CSA or checking out farmers markets near you.  You can also look out for what’s in season at your local grocery store and pick unpackaged fruit and vegetables when possible.


5 ways to kick plastic

VOTE WITH YOUR DOLLAR FOR THE FUTURE YOU BELIEVE

As a conscious consumer, the simplest way to make a positive impact on a daily basis is to put your money where your mouth is by supporting sustainable brands and products. Each time we buy something we’re sending a message to make more of it.  Everyone faces financial constraints, and we can’t always make our preferred choice, but sometimes we can, and that’s what counts.
 

Did you know BUFF® has helped in the removal of more than 8 MILLION plastic bottles from oceans and landfills? 


 

 

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