A “Wake-Up” Call for Every Millennial

Eighty years from now, we might live in a wasteland with no fishes to eat due to pollution in our oceans. It is a sad reality that one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic pollution. The rest sit in landfills or in our oceans where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.

 

We have been very dependent on the use of plastics. In relation to this, in one study conducted by the United States Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, they found out that nearly 93% of people tested positive for BPA, which is a potentially harmful chemical present in plastic products.

We have an intergenerational responsibility to safeguard our environment for the sake of the future generations to enjoy. We do not want our grandchildren to grow up in a wasteland. What we can do for now is to be more responsible and use environment-friendly products.

Do your share, and save the environment by using these eco-friendly products:

 

Metallic Straws

Did you know that Americans use approximately 390 million plastic straws a day? In fact, in 2017, plastic straws are the 11th most found ocean trash. It takes up to 200 years for a plastic straw to decompose, and they cannot be recycled in most places.

As a solution, we should do our part and stop using disposable plastic straws. Instead, we can use metallic straws. There are also foldable metallic straws that you can purchase. Metallic straws are free from BPA, a harmful chemical present in plastic products.

So, the next time you go out and drink your favorite beverage, be sure to bring your own metallic straw. Let us change the world, one straw at a time.  

 

Reusable Cups or bottles

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Americans alone throw 35 billion plastic bottles each year. We are guilty of patronizing mineral bottles and plastic cups every time we go out. We often think of our convenience and forget that we are harming our environment each time we purchase water bottles or plastic cups.

Thus, using reusable cups or bottles can ease our garbage problem. If you do not want to carry bulky bottles or tumblers, you may carry a foldable silicone cup wherever you may go.

 

Compostable Cutlery (Forks, spoons, knives, and tasters)

Are you the type of person who loves to go on parties and picnics? Are you guilty of using plastic forks, spoons, knives and tasters? We are all aware that plastic cutlery is only used once and thrown away.

The next time you are throwing a party or a picnic, be sure to have some compostable cutlery sets. After all, compostable cutlery sets provide you with the same convenience of using disposable dinnerware.

 

Reusable bags

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Plastic shopping bags from grocery stores produce more waste than produce bags. It’s a reality that some of these plastic bags are thrown away without a single thought of reusing it. A reusable shopping bag can be used to carry your groceries and other items. Every time we use our reusable bags, we eliminate plastic waste. Be a responsible shopper; bring your own reusable bag.

 

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