BBB: Earth Day 2018 comes with a reminder about plastics

April 22 will bring an Earth Day with a special purpose this year.

The theme is “End plastic pollution.” Recent news stories about gigantic, floating masses of plastic waste in our oceans have served to spotlight the worsening problem of plastic pollution. Consumers have a large role to play in the effort to better control the amount of plastics that go into our landfills. Many products are made from it and/or come packaged in it.

Small actions with impact

Fortunately, there are steps that may be taken to help the problem and requiring minimal effort. Here is some advice from your Better Business Bureau:

* Plastic bags are a big contributor to the plastic pollution problem. Consider taking reusable canvas bags to the grocer. Use cloth or mesh bags to carry fresh produce to the cashier.

* Choose products that have less plastic packaging whenever possible.

* When ordering a drink (even water) at a restaurant, tell the waiter not to bring a straw with it.

* Get in the habit of picking up plastic waste whenever you encounter it, especially around water sources like streams and ponds.

* Consider purchasing items made of natural fibers whenever possible.
* Get a reusable water bottle instead of buying plastic ones and throwing them away.

* Instead of throwing away old toys, furniture, clothes and electronics, consider donating them.

* Use dishes, glasses and metal silverware instead of disposable plastic.

* Save and reuse food containers that are durable rather than throwing them away.

* Use the Internet to research what the numbers inside the triangular recycle emblem on plastics mean. Not all of them are recyclable but you may be surprised at how many are. The numbering system was developed by the Society of The Plastics Industry (SPI), which is currently working to improve that system so it will be easier for consumers to know what can be recycled.

* Try to purchase products made from recycled environmental plastics whenever possible. This gives a financial reward incentive to those companies that engage in this method.

* Participate in organized efforts to clean up plastic and other waste pollution in your area.

Source : hutchnews.com

16 comments

123201 693345Hello there. I needed to inquire some thingis this a wordpress website as we are thinking about transferring across to WP. Moreover did you make this theme all by yourself? Cheers. 632846

13861 879033Hey, you used to write wonderful, but the last couple of posts have been kinda boringK I miss your fantastic writings. Past couple of posts are just a bit out of track! come on! 456600

This is a very good tip particularly to those new to
the blogosphere. Simple but very accurate information… Many thanks for sharing this one.
A must read article!

574847 244288I believe one of your advertisements triggered my internet browser to resize, you might want to put that on your blacklist. 381783

I’ll immediately grab your rss feed as I can’t find your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service.
Do you have any? Please allow me know in order that I may
just subscribe. Thanks.

356580 20985Normally I do not learn post on blogs, even so I would like to say that this write-up extremely pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post. 182670

Someone necessarily lend a hand to make severely articles I’d state.

That is the first time I frequented your website
page and to this point? I amazed with the research you made
to create this actual submit amazing. Magnificent task!

Leave a Reply