Landlocked Ocean Love: Go Plastic-Free
In 2011, over nine million pounds of trash was collected along the world's shorelines, according to the Ocean Conservancy. This Saturday is International Coastal Cleanup Day and if you don't live near a coastline, it might be hard to imagine how you can lend a hand. Water-lovers of the inlands, don't fret — we'll show you how to help.
Tip #4: Take the Plastic Trash Challenge
You may already be sporting reusable bags or cups, but what other ways do plastic products invade your life? Plastic is everywhere — and new plastic items enter your life on a daily basis. Whether you grab a bag of chips from the vending machine, a jug of milk for your family, or even chewing gum, plastic is included. It may have been convenient in the moment, but where does the plastic go from there? It could end up in our oceans or on our coastline. So what can you do to clean up your act? Blogger Beth Terry has some great tips for ways to cut out plastic in small ways, but if you wanna go big, try taking the Plastic Trash Challenge and track your plastic usage for an entire week. After seeing the amount of trash that can quickly pile up, you'll definitely be more conscious of your future plastic footprint.
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