We Must be Accountable and Stop Using Plastic

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We must be accountable, that is all of us. You and I, all of us can stop using plastic. And we can do our level best to create again some good old fashioned habits.Using organics and natural daily home-ware products. It can’t be just left to companies to make the decisions for us to stop using plastics. And if we as a society don’t desist from buying plastics then the big companies will continue to manufacture them. Simple supply and demand.

Plastic-Free kitchen utensils

Laws to Inhibit Plastics

Thankfully, many governments throughout the world are stepping in and making . Responsible businesses are also doing the same. So, it’s heartening to see the response to plastics in the news almost on a daily basis. It’s also so nice to see Bamboo dishes and cutlery being stocked in many stores.

Natural and organics are more beautiful too. And can be dressed up on a dining table with cloths and napkins made from Cotton, Hemp and Linen. In fact we have, and always have had these natural products forever. All we have to do is buy them instead of plastics. For me, they’re the only choice. Because they look so much nicer, even in the garden on a summer’s day.

Natural Organic Fabrics and Glass Kitchen Storage

Here’s a list of natural organic fabrics, loyal and healthy for the planet and humankind.

  1. Cotton
  2. Linen
  3. Silk
  4. Wool
  5. Cashmere
  6. Hemp
  7. Jute for carpets and Bags
Glass food containers in my fridge

I know I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again. In my fridge I use only glass containers. Moreover, they are not any more expensive than plastic and they last a lifetime with due care. Everything keeps fresh for much longer. The fridge itself stays clean and fresh with hardly any food stains. Glass water bottles can also be found in my kitchen. Needless to say drinking glasses as well.

Metal and ceramic mixing bowls

Metal and wooden spoons for serving are also very acceptable. As are metal and ceramic mixing bowls. In short, nothing in my kitchen is plastic. We can all have a life without using plastic.

Consider buying foods in glass or metal containers.

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

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

Avoid giving young children plastic teethers or toys.

Do not heat food in plastic containers, or store fatty foods in plastic containers or plastic wrap.

Swap Plastic for Paper or Glass 

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

Same goes for reusable coffee and tea mugs.

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

Beware of the Number 7, which indicates that it may or may not contain BPA. Make sure that you take a look at the bottom of your products if you can’t avoid buying plastic materials.

Hospitals are very aware of the dangers of plastics

Hospitals are also very aware of the dangers of plastics, and are constantly nagged by concerned staff members who work with plastic on a daily basis. Some staff members want to see a slackening off of the purchase of plastic equipment and to use recyclable items instead. So, I feel quite optimistic that we are all doing something to change our habits in a good and safer way.

“In a survey of 332 hospitals that has not yet been published, Practice Greenhealth looked at common single-use plastic items in operating rooms that had been successfully replaced by reusable items. Tools like surgical basins and sterilization wraps could be reused and would reduce waste by several tons per year. Depending on where they cut back, hospitals could also save thousands of dollars a year, Practice Greenhealth says.” 

This would surely be a great start and it is certainly very hopeful. 


Kay Collier, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author