Our Top 5 Posts from 2018, All Helping Reduce Plastic

Thank you all for a wonderful year with Plaine Products! If you missed them, these were our top 5 blog posts from 2018! All with ways to reduce plastic in your life!

Plaine Products Posts

Posts from other sites you should check out!

  • Plastic lasts more than a lifetime, and that’s the problem, PBS – Around the world, waves of plastic are washing ashore and clogging landfills. Even though plastic pollution is now one of the largest environmental threats facing humans and animals, our appetite for the virtually indestructible material keeps growing.
  • 10 Shocking Facts About Plastic, National Geographic – These photographs were selected from our Your Shot community. Join Your Shot and tag your images #PlanetorPlastic to share your images of plastic use with our community.
  • Plastic Isn’t The Enemy, Our Single-Use Mindset Is, Forbes – Carrying canvas bags and refusing straws in cafes are steps, but they are indeed just that: small —tiny— steps on a million mile journey. In order to achieve sustainable change, it’s crucial to think about our consumption habits.
  • Recycling Isn’t Going to Stop Plastic from Destroying the Earth, Teen Vogue – “The problem is that recycling is a business, so it’s economics that are going to influence whether something is recycled or not much more than the technical ability for that material to be recycled,” Stiv Wilson, a plastics pollution expert and director of campaigns at the Story of Stuff Project. Although the current state of recycling partially depends on having a market for recycled waste products, that wasn’t always a driving force behind the process.
  • A sea change: how one small island showed us how to save our oceans, The Guardian – In just 10 years, the Isle of Man has rid its beaches of plastic and earned Unesco status as a world leader in ocean protection. So how did it do it?
  • ‘Single-Use’ Is The 2018 Word Of The Year, Collins Dictionary Says, NPR – Single-use “encompasses a global movement to kick our addiction to disposable products. From plastic bags, bottles and straws to washable nappies, we have become more conscious of how our habits and behaviours can impact the environment,” Collins says.

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