Global Plastic Waste is Projected to Triple by 2060 & Ways to Prevent it
Although there have been aggressive actions taken to cut down the use of single-use plastics, its production has doubled in less than 40 years. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), they foresee that plastics are set to top 1.3 billion tones by 2060!
OECD argues that this drastic increase will be caused by the exponential economic population growth - with the most significant population increase being in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Even though we cannot eliminate plastics all at once, we can try to make small sustainable changes in our daily lives to cut down our use of plastics.
Here are a few ways to eliminate your plastics wastes:
1. Instead of using saran wrap to pack away your leftovers, use reusable containers or reusable beeswax wrap.
2. Always remember to bring your reusable bags when shopping, which you purchase on our online store! Ways to remember are always to keep an extra reusable bag in your car or in your everyday bag.
3. Buy your milk in reusable glass containers. At East West Market, when purchasing milk in glass containers, you will be charged a small deposit fee, and when you return the glass bottle back at any of our locations you will be credited back!
4. Shop Local! By shopping locally, you can decrease the use of plastics and also cut down your carbon footprint.
5. Educate your friends and family about the dangers of single-use plastics as much as you can, and influence them to more sustainable and healthier habits!
6. Instead of wearing single use masks try to use reusable ones! Always keep and extra in your bag when you go out on any occasion. We now offer our adult video emporium mask online and in stores!
7. Always take your time to sort out your garbage into their proper bins. Therefore, your plastic materials can be reused and put to a good purpose, rather than it ending up in land fills on in third world countries.
It is possible that if we all play our part in eliminating our use of plastics, we can be hopeful for a healthy and sustainable future!
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