Gladson are running a campaign hoping to increase the “community spirit in 2018” and is encouraging everyone to use sustainable ways of reversing the harm that has already been inflicted on the planet such as eliminating pollution and protecting the marine life. Small changes to everyday life such as making the most out of recycle bins can be a huge factor in supporting waste reduction. However, it is not solely down to one person to do this, it is everyone’s social responsibility to help tackle this problem. Encouraging children from an early age to act sustainable will help mold their future stance and actions on the matter.
Changing some everyday products such as single use plastic can have a really good impact on the environment and gets the children into good habits for when they leave home and are buying themselves.
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Stainless steel straws are a fab way to reduce plastic, we went to Sea Life centre the other day and one of the comments made in a talk was ‘It’s only one straw…said 8 billion people’, imagine all the plastic straws that are on the planet, most of them needlessly used. Reducing the use of plastic straws not only contributes to good health, but also helps to reduce carbon emissions, health and environmental protection.
Shampoo bars are another way to reduce the plastic bottles, the bars I have been looking at also look a lot more healthy for my hair, they seem to be full of natural ingredients and none of the nasties due to them being handmade. Following from this, we can also go back to using soap bars rather than the plastic pump dispensers and conditioner bars.
Swap plastic toothbrushes for bamboo. If we listen to our dentist, we should be getting a new toothbrush every 3 months which means 4 toothbrushes per person a year are being binned. The bamboo toothbrushes aren’t more expensive either so there’s no excuse not too.
Swapping from plastic coated sanitary pads to reusable sanitary pads, menstrual cup, cloth nappies and wipes can have a huge impact, both on landfill and your purse when you are buying them regularly.