Helpful tips for reducing plastic waste

There are a number of useful plastic resources within the world, and we as a population have become dependent on it through many aspects of daily life. However, despite its many uses, it takes approximately 1000 years to decompose – causing significant pollution to our world. The sheer amount of plastic pollution in landfills, rivers and oceans is staggering, and it is causing a devastating effect on soil, marine life, and human life, as tiny toxic particles are entering the water supply and food chains. So, what can we do to reduce plastic waste within the world? Let’s take a look:

Reusable shopping bags

Reduce the need for single-use plastic shopping bags with one of the many bags for life options. Designed to last, with many material options to choose from including cotton and recycled materials, and with the varied material and design options, recycled tote bags can be used not only for shopping, but within the workplace and across a wide range of clubs, activities, festivals and sporting events.

Steel or glass water bottles

Steel and glass bottles have longer shelf-lives than plastic bottles, ensuring the reduction of single-use plastic. Many can be used for multiple liquids too, allowing hot and cold options, increasing usage within the home, at the workplace and on the commute.

Reusable food containers

There are many different options to choose here instead of cling film or single-use plastic tubs. With reusable sandwich wrappers and stronger containers, you can do your bit to help the environment.

Keep cups

Nowadays, you can take your keep cup along to many coffee shops to reduce the use of disposable cups. So you can still enjoy your morning coffee with the knowledge that you have reduced the waste pollution that little further.

Use glass where possible

When it comes to storing leftovers, consider using glass jars rather than plastic containers. This reduced dependence on plastic ware will be sure to make a difference to the environment.

Say no to takeaways

As delicious as they are, most takeaway establishments use a lot of single-use plastic and offer disposable cutleries and straws too! By opting to eat at home, you are reducing the generation of plastic waste, as well as saving money and putting on pounds.

Less plastic with PromoTrade

While it is difficult to avoid plastic altogether, a conscious effort must be made to reduce the use of single-use plastics in the first instance to drastically reduce your plastic footprint. By making simple changes in habits, people can help to reduce the speed at which plastic pollution is destroying the planet. We at PromoTrade understand the need for more environmentally friendly solutions and we have a range of eco friendly promotional products offering a better way to promote businesses through eco friendly branded merchandise.  And if you need any help deciding what trade only promotional products are right to resell to businesses, don’t hesitate to contact us on 08456 17 16 15 or email: sales@promotrade.co