The world is in the midst of a plastic waste crisis. It’s estimated that we’re producing over 300 million tons of plastic every year, and less than 10% of it is recycled. This means that the majority of plastic ends up in landfill or polluting our oceans. Every day, we generate over 8 million tons of plastic waste, and only 9% of that is recycled. The rest ends up in landfills or in the environment, where it can cause pollution and harm wildlife. By 2050, the world is projected to generate over 2 billion tons of plastic waste per year. If we don't take action to reduce our plastic use, the environment will suffer the consequences.
The plastic crisis is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. Every year, millions of tons of plastic pollution end up in our oceans, which harms marine life and compromises the health of our planet. According to some estimates, there could be more plastic than fish in the ocean by 2050. Between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons of plastic pollution end up in the ocean each year.
The good news is that we can all do our bit to reduce our plastic usage and help combat this crisis. At Ardor Bin we're doing our part by creating and utilizing recyclable and biodegradable materials. Here are 10 tips for reducing your use of plastic:
1. Bring your own reusable shopping bags to the supermarket.
2. Say no to plastic straws.
3. Avoid buying products with a lot of packaging.
4. Bring your own reusable coffee cup to coffee shops.
5. Buy loose fruit and vegetables instead of pre-packaged ones.
6. Use a reusable water bottle.
7. Avoid buying single-use items.
8. Repair items instead of throwing them away.
9. Recycle plastic responsibly.
10. Educate others about the plastic waste crisis.
The global plastic waste crisis is a daunting problem, but there are many ways that individuals can help to reduce their own plastic waste. Some of the most effective ways to reduce plastic waste include using reusable shopping bags, storage containers, and water bottles; avoiding single-use plastic items; recycling; and composting.
Everyone can help reduce plastic waste by making simple changes in their daily routine, such as using reusable bags and water bottles. We can also help by supporting businesses that are committed to reducing their plastic footprint.