Original article written by: Lindsey Mather, Architectural Digest
It seemed like it happened all of a sudden: Carrying around a reusable drinking straw has always been the right thing to do, but now it’s the cool thing to do. Everyone has one floating around in their bag these days (and has subsequently Instagrammed about it, of course). Even behemoths like Starbucks are on board, planning to ban plastic straws from their stores. We could complain that this should’ve been a thing a long time ago, but it’s better late than never to reduce our plastic use. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Trash, packaging, and improperly disposed waste from sources on land accounts for 80 percent of the marine debris found on beaches during cleanups and surveys. Furthermore, one-third to two-thirds of the debris we catalog on beaches comes from single-use, disposable plastic packaging from food and beverage-related goods and services.”
Straws happen to be the villain of the moment, but there’s a lot of other plastic stuff we should—and can!—cut back on. We’ve rounded up 10 super simple (we promise!) ways to reduce your plastic use so there are no excuses, found through the EPA, the Green Education Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund, and a few other eco-minded sources.
Click the Link to read the original article and see the list of how you can help reduce! 10 Super Easy Ways To Reduce Your Plastic Use