These days people are becoming more aware that plastic use has a big impact on our planet because it causes our health, and that is why more and more people especially parents are doing everything they can to reduce their personal use of plastic.
Even though experts are warning that plastic pollution is everywhere, it seems like we as parents are using plastic daily , even though we don’t want to.
Reducing plastic as a family, as parents is easy, so here is how you can reduce it:
Use reusable nappies
Use reusable nappies instead of disposable. A baby will use around 5000 nappies, but each disposable one contains plastics that will take hundred years to decompose.
Not only reusable nappies can make a really big difference to the amount of plastic parents send to the landfill, but they can also save money.
Even if you use disposable nappies in some situations, combining reusable and disposable will still help you reduce your plastic output.
Americans use about 500 million plastic straws each day. Help your kids swap out the disposable straws by allowing them to choose a colorful, reusable straw. You should keep it near-at-hand for restaurant visits or snack stops.
A Learner Lunch
Regular kids from 8-12 years old throw away about 67 pounds of lunch trash every year. Instead of packing your kids’ sandwiches in plastic bags, reach for reusable wrappers made of cloth or beeswax. Kids can also decorate their own lunch box from old jeans.
Stop buying plastic bottles
You don’t always have to buy plastic bottles because they are easy to get. Getting a reusable bottle is easy too. Let each of your kids select a reusable water bottle, then give them the responsibility of hanging onto it.
Buy in Bulk
Purchase items like popcorn kernels, cereal, and pasta in bulk to cut down on packaging waste so that you can take all that at home in your tote bag. Most of the food you buy for your family is packaged in plastic, so buying in bulk will cut down the amount of packaging and it will work cheaper too.
And last but not least, for any plastic that comes into your home and life, recycle it. Recycle as much as you can! You’ll not just be beautifying the neighborhood—you might help change laws.