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11 Tips To Avoid Using Plastic

11 Tips To Avoid Using Plastic

You would think that most people understand the positive health benefits of avoiding plastics. It is much easier than you think to pick up on these 11 tips to avoid using plastic. And you can find alternatives to plastics. For instance what were we using before the invention of plastics? Just put your thinking cap on or ask your parents and grandparents to rack their brains.

So it’s vital that we are active in teaching 11 tips to avoid using plastic. More especially to our children and young adults. If we’re to keep our species and our planet healthy, then we need these 11 tips to avoid using plastic.

And yet, with only 11 tips to avoid using plastic we could all do it, it’s not difficult. This post contains affiliate links

11 Tips To Avoid Using Plastic


There is so much education going on at the moment about how to avoid using plastic. We could easily use natural products and containers. But some people are just not interested, and scoff when you mention the dangers to our health. Yes, unbelievable as it is, it’s often hard to encourage the “inconvenience” of natural products to some.

In fact in my supermarket many have complained about the cost of a fabric bag. And what, they argue will they use to line their rubbish bins. So many people love everything plastic. You win some, you lose some. But we all need to learn and take action and shy away from and avoid using plastic. It’s a war we must win.

11 Tips To Avoid Using Plastic

  1. Consider buying your foods in glass and stainless steel containers.

  2. Give up the habit of eating canned foods linked to BPA, and always try to eat fresh produce instead.

  3. Check if the product contains BPA and other toxic chemicals when purchasing stuff, but especially if plastic cannot be avoided.

  4. Bypass plastic teethers and toys, give them natural ones instead.

  5. Do not heat food in plastic containers, and don’t store fatty foods in plastic containers or plastic wrap.

  6. Use natural fibre clothing, also bedding and furniture.

  7. When purchasing water bottles, opt for a glass water bottle or stainless steel.

  8. Evade reusable coffee and tea mugs.

  9. Try swapping plastic straws for paper and plastic-free (reusable) eco-alternatives.

  10. Beware of the Number 7, because it might indicate that it may contain BPA, so be vigilant.

  11. Always make sure that you take a look at the bottom of your products if you can’t avoid buying plastic materials.

But why not buy glass and stainless steel containers? They last longer, keep food fresher for longer, look better and keep your fridge tidier and cleaner.  And another great benefit is that you save money by doing the healthiest things. It’s a no brainer to be honest, it really is.

Fruit and Vegetables Keep Fresh Longer

This is a photo of my fridge with glass containers of cauliflour, celery, leftover chicken, yellow capsicum, stewed apple and a few leaves of lettuce.

My fridge is cleaner and my vegetables last much longer. And not only that, I can peel, pare and trim them before storing them in my glass containers. So I always have fresh vegetables prepared and ready to cook instantly.

And without the previous rush and hassle.The lids on my glass containers have a suction button, so that when you press down the air is released. And this is is why my vegetables and fruit stay fresh for longer than usual.

As you can see my attractive glass containers are also stackable, moreover, you can see at a glance what you have inside. For all those reasons and more I could not go back to plastic. OK plastic stacks but that’s all it has going for it.

I read a wonderful book titled “Life Without Plastic“, a must read for the seriously “want to do what I can for our planet”.

These attempts may seem small, but your body and the environment will thank you for the extra effort that you’ve put in.

Kay Collier, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author


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