As we are all aware we really need to start doing something about our use of single use plastic, so what better new year resolution to make than to reduce your plastic use.
Here are some simple ways you can reduce your use of single use plastic:
- Wrap your packed lunch in bees wax food wraps
- Carry and use a reusable cloth tote shopping bag
- Buy loose fruit and vegetables
- Use a bamboo toothbrush
- Stop using Plastic cotton buds
- Use a stainless-steel or bamboo reusable straw
You've probably noticed in most bars and restaurants you now go in, that you will not be able to get a straw unless you ask for it, although some do offer the alternative of a paper straw, although from experience I would say that a bamboo straw is better as the paper straws tend to get soggy after a while making it difficult for you to drink your drink.
If we look at statistics of the plastic straw, if everyone in the UK were to stop using them we could stop 35 billion plastic straws damaging our environment.What a difference that would make and that's just from one simple change.
From the list we have suggested above, some of these you can get here on our Green Monkey website, we have the perfect alternative to the plastic cotton bud with the bamboo cotton bud and we also stock a range of kids and adults bamboo toothbrushes as well as bamboo straws.
So make your new years resolution today, one that will really change the future and make such a big impact on our environment.