Controlling the amount of plastic waste you produce isn’t as hard and as inconvenient as you might think. You can easily reduce the amount of plastic waste in your household, and when you go abroad. The trick is in learning several easy tricks and adopting some “green” habits. The most important trick is to learn more about the products you buy and consume.
It’s always nice to make new healthy and smart habits a part of your life on a special day. What can be a better occasion for adopting some “green” habits than international days of turtles and ocean? Let’s make these two days special occasions for teaching people smart tricks for plastic waste reduction.
We all know that marine life suffers because of the waste that we produce. However, the tragic proportions of the consequences of plastic pollution are more visible and easier to understand when we see it first hand. We remember the viral video in which scientist removed a straw from a poor turtles nose. This scientist became globally famous, and soon, we all heard about Christine who saved the turtle. Later, this marine biologist was rewarded by Futprintus.com for all that she has done for marine life.
Reflecting on Christine’s fight against pollution and noble endeavors of Futprintus.com makes us realize that we have a great obligation right before us — a responsibility to introduce “green” habits to people who will cause a significant reduction of plastic waste. Let’s learn how not to pollute while we travel!
How to Reduce the Amount of Plastic Waste on Your Travels
Let us all promise to adopt these seven easy-to-follow “green” habits when we travel.
1. Say “No” to Cutlery Made of Plastics
You buy a plastic fork, use it once, and then right into the trash it goes. Doesn’t sound like a catastrophe, right? Ok, now imagine you and millions of other people doing the same thing for a hundred times? Now we have our catastrophe! Millions of plastic forks or straws end up in the trash, then in our soil, and then in our oceans.
We understand the convenience factor here; cutlery made for single use can be a nice solution while you travel. However, cutlery that’s made for one use only doesn’t need to be made of plastic. There are a lot of options for cutlery made of biodegradable materials.
Footprintus.com already offers smart solutions that could end the popularity of plastic cutlery. Explore their website to find out what options are already there. Plus, you can always take your part into inventing new “green” solutions for everyday harmful habits.
2. Use Eco Bags
One of the most dangerous things for our environment is a simple, single-use bag made of plastic. People carry plastic bags when they shop, use them in their households, and buy them when they travel. These plastic bags have already caused alarming levels of pollution all over the world. However, the solution to this ecological nightmare is so easy! Just buy an eco bag that can be used for many years! We strongly advise you to buy a nice tote and have it always with you. You can easily put it aside in your backpack or a purse when you don’t need it. It’s such a simple solution!
3. Forget About the Travel-Sized Cosmetics
Many people find cosmetics packed in small bottles, specially designed for travel, quite convenient. While they might be convenient for you, they are not convenient for the planet at all. We understand that it is easier to pack your cosmetics in small bottles when you go on a journey, but that’s not the only convenient solution. You can pack you shampoo or other cosmetics into biodegradable bottles. You can buy solid shampoos instead of liquid ones that require bottles. You can pack your cosmetics into bottles that are for multiple uses. All of these solutions are as easy and as practical as the travel-sized bottles. The only difference is that with our eco solutions, you are not harming the planet.
4. Don’t Insist on Water Bottles — There Are Many Better Solutions for Carrying Your Beverage With You
Being hydrated while traveling doesn’t mean that you need to use a plastic bottle each time you get thirsty. Buy a reusable bottle that you can carry everywhere you go. These bottles are practical, better for the environment, and some experts think that they are even better for your health. Also, you can always choose a nice reusable bottle for your coffee, and another for your cold beverages. This way, hot drinks will remain hot and cool drinks cool. Futprintus.com has already introduced biodegradable packaging for “coffee to go.”
5. Choose Compostable Packaging
Our stores are full of cosmetics and other everyday products that are packed in plastic materials. For so long, plastic packaging has been the reality that we got so used to. We often forget to even look for products that are packed in biodegradable materials. Those products exist, and there is a lot of them! Next time when you are getting ready to travel, when you go into a store, we advise to shop around and look for products that don’t have plastic packaging. Make your shopping a few minutes longer, trust us, it will be worth it!
6. Pick Your Snacks The Smart Way — Not everything Needs To Be Wrapped in Plastic.
So you are traveling, and you just got hungry. What choices do you have? On the one hand, you have snacks wrapped in plastics that are full of salt, sugar, additives, and carbs that cause weight gain and high blood pressure. On the other hand, you have healthy fruit and vegetables that don’t pollute your body, nor the planet. What are you going to pick? We believe that the choice is obvious, tasty, fresh and green!
7. Say “Yes” to Food Boxes
However, not all people prefer plain vegetables and fruit over some other healthy meal choices. So, we have a “green” solution for them too! If you are one of these people, buy a food box, fill it up with your favorite meals, and you are all set and ready to go. This way, you will enjoy your favorite snacks, and still, take care of the environment. We hope that we helped you a lot with our simple tips and tricks on how to take care of our planet while on the road, holiday, or a business trip. These tips are not hard to follow.
It’s quite easy to make all of the things from our list your “green” habit. Always remember that while you are enjoying the beauty of our planet, the planet needs to enjoy your habits also. After all, this planet is the only home we have, and if we don’t take care of it, who will?