The world is currently producing nearly 300 million tons of plastic each year – a significant amount of which will end up in the oceans. Unfortunately, although plastic is a useful product, many of these products are created for single-use – with an estimated 50 per cent of plastic used once and thrown away.
A takeaway coffee cup, plastic water bottles, single-use cutlery, plastic bags for your fruits and vegetables… these are some of the examples of waste that every single one of us could easily reduce in our day-to-day lives.
Now, more than ever before, people are beginning to understand the terrible impact these products have on the planet, and one thing we can't argue about is- it's time to make a change.
We've created a list of creative ways people have decided to help mother earth by reducing their waste. Let's hope this will inspire you to be the change our planet desperately needs!
1 My Mom’s Husband Is A Pilot So He Wraps All His Gifts In Old Flight Maps
2 I Made Shampoo Bars: Total Cost For A Year Supply Was About $20, And No More Plastic Bottles
3 Confetti Made From Fallen Leaves! Loved This Zero-Waste Decoration Idea
4 Taking A Stand
5 My Tour Guide's Tool For Picking Up Littered Bottles Along The Trail
6 Make A Baby Dress Out Of An Old Button-Up Shirt
7 Got My First Sewing Machine For Christmas, Made “Unpaper” Towels To Reduce Our Paper Towel Waste. They Clasp Together So It's Easy To Know Which Are Clean
8 Local Custom: Around Here People Put Out Spare Veg From Their Garden For Anyone To Help Themselves
9 This Guy's Fence Is Made From Random Doors
10 The Chairs In My Garden Are Made Out Of Shopping Trolleys