Saturday, November 6, 2021

2 Single-Use Items You Should Stop Using

Whether you're an eco-warrior or simply want to be more mindful of your carbon footprint, you should continually strive for ways you can help the environment. You likely already know that you should recycle everything you can and avoid unnecessary waste, but what about those everyday products you use? You are likely using items that you think you need to use but could realistically find suitable substitutions for. Here are some things you should stop buying and replace with reusable ones. 

1. Shopping Bags

It is estimated that one reusable shopping bag replaces as many as 500 single-use plastic bags per year. Over the course of someone's lifetime, that could mean they save as many as 350,000 bags by using a reusable bag. 

Reusable shopping bags New York help reduce toxic chemicals in the air and our bodies. Chemicals in plastics have been shown to leach out of the plastic and into the products in them, ending up in our bodies. Those chemicals have been shown to cause some types of cancers, immune system issues, and possibly even congenital disabilities. Additionally, plastic bags are dangerous because birds and animals mistake the bags for food, filling their stomachs with toxic materials, which often kills them.

2. Water bottles

Plastic water bottles are so mindless and easy to grab that you might think they're ok to use as long as you recycle them. While recycling them is still a significant step, the best step would be to stop using them altogether. Their production still fills our air with pollutants that are harmful to the earth.

When you switch to a reusable water bottle, you're saving roughly 1,460 plastic bottles per year. To ensure your water bottle lasts as long as possible, choose a metal option. They can take a beating, and they keep your beverages hot or cold for a long time. 

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