To say plastic pollution is a widespread problem is not doing it justice:
- Only 27% of plastic bottles are recycled. The rest sit in landfills where they can take up to 1,000 years to decompose.
- One million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from plastic pollution in our oceans.
- In one study by the U.S. Centres for Disease Control, nearly 93 percent of people tested positive for BPA (a potentially harmful chemical present in plastic products).
Think the problem is too big for you to make an impact?
We put together this list of eco friendly products to show you just how easy it can be to replace some of the plastic products you buy. By replacing them, you can virtually eliminate your single use plastic pollution in that area.
One of the best ways to fight plastic pollution is to live by example and ensure the products you buy are produced with both ethics and the environment in mind.
Also, don’t forget to share the journey with your friends and family. The more friends you convince, the more people you share articles like this one with, the more people will begin using environmentally friendly products in their everyday lives, and that is how we change the world.
Scroll down to see where you can make some simple changes with eco friendly products that can have big impacts on your environmental footprint.
Or use the links below to navigate to a specific section:
- Grocery Bags
- Coffee Cup Filters
- Drink Bottles
- Home / Technology Items
- Home Items
- Home / Camping / Travel
- Solar Backpack
- Solar Lamp
- Solar Grill
Start small and baby steps!