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6 Ways to Reduce Plastic Use At Home

It’s healthier for you and for Mother Earth, too!

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It's no secret that the use of plastic has made homekeeping quite convenient—we use it to store leftovers, pack prepped meals and even store fresh produce—however, it also comes with health risks as it contains a lot of concealed chemicals. Not only that, another reason to think twice about turning to this artificial material is the overflowing of landfills due to our excessive waste.

To help you make a better choice for your family (and the environment!), we've listed down a few ways that can guide you through reducing your plastic consumption. Check them out below: 

1. Quit using plastic straws in restaurants or at home. If a straw is a must, shell out for reusable stainless steel or glass ones. 

2. When grocery shopping, shop for products in boxes instead of bottles. While this does not drastically decrease waste, it is a lot easier to recycle cardboard than plastic. 

3. Make it a habit to carry around canvas bags—even if you have no intention of grocery shopping. It’s good to have one handy in case of surprise purchases.

4. Eating out? Make sure to bring your own doggy bags or containers for take-out since a lot establishments use microwaveable boxes or styrofoam. 

5. Instead of buying juice in bottles, consider investing in an electric juicer and make it yourself. Not only is it healthier, you can even use the peels as fertilizer for your garden. 

6. Avoid buying frozen goods as these are usually packed in plastic wrap. As a bonus, you'll be eating fewer processed foods, too. 

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