You too can use less plastic
It’s not only easy, it’s also fun and rewarding using less (single-use) plastics and preventing plastic from ending up in our oceans. Check out these tips and feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions!
Many single-use plastic products are things we use for one-time purchases like food and drinks on the go and those quick, unplanned groceries shoppings. Single-use plastics are disposable products that you only use once. They are coffee cups, straws, packaging for fresh products in the supermarket, the packing for you French fries and the fork you use with it.
Single-use plastic products are usually only used for a few minutes and it takes hundreds of years to break them down. By bringing your own stuff, you can reduce the use of these types of single-use plastics.
Bring your own bags when you go shopping. Put a small shopping bag in your laptop bag so that even if you unexpectedly stop by the supermarket from work, you don’t have to buy a plastic bag.
Bring your own reusable water bottle and fill it with water from the tap. Just as good as a plastic bottle with water that you have to buy for €2.00
Bring your own reusable cup if you’re on the move. If you get a cup of coffee at the station, you will not only reduce single-use plastic, but you will also get a discount. At AH to go, Kiosk you get €0.25 and at Starbucks €0.30 discount on your cup of coffee if you bring your own cup.
Take your lunch to school or work in a reusable lunch box. Tin or durable plastic; everything is better than the sandwich bag you can only use once. You can also reuse the bag of your bread.
You can do the same if you pick up food. Bring your own bowl. Most takeaways are fine with scooping up the food in a bowl you bring yourself. And so no to the plastic cutlery you often get when you pick up food on the go. Bring your own cutlery.
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