Did you know that most plastics are downcycled, or turned into lower quality items that can’t be recycled? Remember those times when the milkman brought those reusable bottles?
This is not to say that recycling doesn’t help, because it does turn plastic bottles into carpet and polar fleece. The problem lies in the immense amount of unrecycled and unrecyclable plastic that is polluting our world, like the Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch, for example.
Mother Nature Network shared this inspiring post with sixteen simple ways we all can reduce our consumption of plastic each day. None of these things require a lot of special effort or big expenditures of time or cash. Many of these ideas are actually good ways to save money. They also help us to have healthier diets consuming less chemicals. See simple things you can do today to reduce plastic pollution when you click the link below.