Throwing away will not prevent damage. Alternatives will keep you from plastic
It seems that it is hard for us to live a life free of plastic, but there are some ways and alternatives that can reduce our consumption of it.
Plastic products and materials are an important part of our everyday life. They are one of the most common industrial materials for ease of use, cheapness and light weight. You can use them once and then simply throw them in the trash without being aware that they threaten our lives and health.
These apparently simple products contain chemicals that are not biodegradable, but if they are decomposed, they need hundreds of years.
When we go to the market to buy our supplies and household needs, we often come back with many plastic bags that we use for several minutes, then throw them away and need hundreds of years to arrive, but instead we can bring in special bags that are always reusable and kept in the trunk for reuse.
Some shops also use paper bags, which are environmentally friendly.
If I had to use the plastic shop bags, use the smallest number of them, try to reuse them more than once, and then dispose of them in plastic waste containers.
Storage of food
Plastic cans that hold the rest of the food or those that we take to work or school are exposed to the risk of toxin transmission, and can be replaced with aluminum cans or glass cans that keep food longer and without any damage.
When storing grains and other food in the kitchen whether in cupboards or refrigerator, always avoid plastic cans and bags.
The best way to reduce plastic household waste, especially in the kitchen, is to buy tools and food wholesale, so that each piece is not wrapped in plastic separately.
Some people in their homes use small plastic water bottles, which are equivalent to one cubic meter of water, and are all thrown after the first use. The best alternative for home use is the large, permanent flask that is placed in the water cooler and is reused and packaged.
It is advisable to buy your own water bottle made of glass for always use when you leave the house, and if you need to buy water or juice from the store, you should choose glass cans.
Disposable cups of disposable plastic cups, dishes and spoons are used by many housewives to relieve themselves of the burden of cleaning dishes, especially at parties and events; they can be dispensed with and used as regular food items or replaced with paper and wood.
Avoid using plastic lollipops as much as possible, drink directly from the cup at home or restaurant, or replace them with glass or natural bamboo lids available in the market.
Children’s tools and games
It may seem difficult to avoid the use of plastic tools and products when it comes to children. They are lightweight, unbreakable and safe – as we believe – but exposing children, especially infants, to plastic is very dangerous.
Other alternatives are better and safer for their health. There are lots of light wood toys, toys made of silicone, as well as cloth dolls.
Glass bottles are better than plastic, although the latter are more common and used with regret.
Many countries provide containers for waste recycling of paper, glass, plastics and metals for other new products. So look for their places in your area, and waste the waste after sorting in advance by type, and it will take your time and effort, in return for maintaining your health and your environment.
The plastic is “not finished”, but it has another place in the environment, so the solution here is not a whole, but the reduction of consumption and replace it with what is safe for your health.