Make Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution To Reduce Plastic Waste Forever!
Turtle Savers, a brand with a mission to reduce our use of billions of single-use plastic straws, believe people around the world should cut down on their use of plastic as their New Year’s resolution.
Traditionally, New Year’s resolutions are personal goals to better ourselves, which can range from getting in-shape through to taking up a new hobby.
There seems to be a change in the zeitgeist around the world as generation Z and Millennials consider improving the environment, but that may not be enough and that is something Turtle Savers want to change.
Instead of focusing on setting a personal goal, let’s collectively come together and dramatically reduce our use of single-use plastic that is causing a huge amount of harm to our planet.
Simple ways to reduce your use of plastic:
Wrap your packed lunch in bees wax food wraps
Carry and use a reusable cloth tote shopping bag
Buy loose fruit and vegetables
Use a bamboo toothbrush
Stop using cotton buds
Use a stainless-steel reusable straw
Singling out specifically plastic straws, the average person consumes roughly 500 of them every year. If everyone in the UK were to stop using plastic straws, we could stop 35 billion plastic straws damaging our environment.
Paul Gibson, founder of Turtle Savers, says:
"The new year gives us a chance to review our lives and make changes. It’s refreshing to see people looking outwards to make a real change to their environment."
The rise and success of eco-friendly brands around the world show that consumers are actively seeking out companies committed to improving the environment and supporting our new resolutions.
Here is a selection of companies who are paving the way:
Stitched - A company using only recycled plastic to make curtains and blinds.
Adidas - Have designed a huge array of apparel made specifically from recycled plastic harvested from our oceans.
Saltwater Brewery - Have designed an edible alternative to the traditional plastic ring holder for multipacks of beers. It fully decomposes within 2-3 months.
Etheltic - A German vegan fashion brand dedicated to making sustainable apparel for men and women.
McDonald’s is another company looking to reduce their consumption of plastic and they are currently trialing the replacement of plastic straws.
Paul Pomroy, chief executive of McDonald's UK and Ireland, said:
"Our customers told us they wanted to see a move on straws but to do so without compromising their overall experience when visiting our restaurants. Over the past few months we've been working to find a solution that works for the environment. We are committed to using our scale for good and working to find sustainable solutions for plastic straws globally.”
There seems to be growing support from companies for consumers wanting to reduce their plastic consumption, so why not make reusable and sustainable products part of your new year's resolution list for 2019!
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Make Your 2019 New Year’s Resolution To Reduce Plastic Waste Forever!, 4th January 2019, 20:00 PM