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June 03, 2011

One Small Thing: Reduce Your Plastic

One_small_thing_logoThe amount of atmospheric carbon has skyrocketed. And world leaders are balking at doing anything about it. What can one person do? Not much -- unless a lot of people take part.

That's why once a week until Earth Day 2012, we'll post one small thing you can do to lessen your carbon footprint. Indicate that you're on board by liking and sharing the small thing. The goal is to get enough people participating that one small thing will turn into be a very big deal. Check out the previous small things here. This week's thing is:

#7. Plastic Soul.

The plastic industry highly depends on petroleum. It also pollutes the oceans. Wean yourself off the one-time plastic in your life. Re-use bags at the store. Consider the packaging of the products you buy. When eating out, ask for your beverage without the straw. Are you noticing other examples of one-time plastic in your life? What are you doing to reduce your use of plastic?

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