Plastic Free Living Is The Future

Plastic Free

I am sure many of you have heard of the idea of plastic free living. Maybe you are already part of the plastic free movement, or maybe you have no idea what plastic free living and movement Plastic free living is a new lifestyle and part of the plastic free movement, where people reduce the amount of plastic they use in their daily lives. Plastic free living is currently trending and there are good reasons behind it. Plastic free living is not only good for the environment but it can actually make your life better too. Find out more about plastic free living now.

What is plastic free living?

To understand what plastic free living is, first let’s talk about plastic free movement. The plastic free movement is where people acknowledge the issues such as plastic waste and plastic pollution and try to preet and reduce such problems from getting bigger. The best way to reduce plastic waste is to reduce the amount of plastic waste we are producing in the first place.
Plastic free living is a new style of living where the person tries to reduce the amount of plastic they use and produce plastic waste on a daily basis. This includes stop using single-use plastic, buying products that use less plastic, and replacing plastic made products with more sustainable options, such as glass, metal and so on. To begin plastic free living is not hard, in fact anyone can do it. By changing one thing, it can significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste you make overall. However, going 100% plastic free might be a different story.

Is 100% plastic free living possible?

Plastic Free Living Products
While plastic free living is easy to begin, and it can get quite addicting once you start. Once you start your plastic free living, changing products, finding better products, you will want to do more. However, from some experience plastic free bloggers, it is impossible to go 100% plastic free. Unfortunately, nowadays, there are just some products that we still need to use plastic. But the good news is that you can go down to 95% right now. The remaining 5% will have to see, maybe in the future there will be some new technologies or innovations that can make 100% plastic free living possible. As of right now, I think it is much more important to start and encourage more people to participate in the plastic free movement, then making 1 person go 100% plastic free.

How to switch to plastic free living?

Switching to plastic free living is a good thing and anyone can start today. In fact, the amazing thing about becoming part of the plastic free community is that you start on your own pace and do as much as you can. Plastic free living is a very personal choice because everyone has different preferences in how they use certain products, however, the main goal is to change that product to non plastic or non single-use plastic. For many people the easiest way to start a plastic free living is to stop buying water in plastic bottles or replacing plastic bags with a reusable bag. For others it might be switching to reusable food containers instead of plastic wrap. There are no rules or regulations, it is all just suggestions and you are in charge of how much you want to switch. Meaning you can go full blow plastic free living, or take it step by steps.

Be plastic free in daily life?

Plastic Free Living: for everyday carry a water bottle
For those of you that are interested in starting your plastic free living, here are a few ways to be plastic free in your daily life. First, if you don’t have a reusable water bottle, get one! There are so many options, glass, stainless steel, and so on. Depending on people and preference, some people love a big water bottle that not only reminds them to drink water but is great for the whole. While others prefer small and easy to carry bottles. Always carry a foldable grocery bag, you never know when that sudden shopping urge might come, but having a small foldable grocery bag can reduce the single-use plastic bags. One tip to start plastic free living is to focus on 1 or 2 things at once. Slowly transition into more items, once you are accustomed to alway using your grocery bags, and water bottle, you can tackle the next challenge such as using a solid shampoo bar, or switching to beeswax wrap instead. In addition, depending on your habits and preferences, it might take a few tries to find the perfect shampoo or type of reusable container for your needs. Be conscious of what you buy and don’t go crazy and stress yourself out with becoming plastic free that ends up with you giving up. Take it step by step, in fact, we have 10 tips to start your plastic free life!

Let’s do more for the environment

With all these said, going plastic free is not only important for the environment, but it also affects us humans too. Doing more and starting a plastic free living means there are more for the future. Less slowing down the plastic waste and pollution is better doing nothing. While we are slowing down the problem, we have a chance to create a new solution in the meantime. We are also giving the future generations a chance. Besides, some plastic free products are better than their counterparts, so why not?

               
Author: Monica Chang
On my own ethical journey since 2010. Always happy to learn more!