Refuse the Big 4
You can already save a lot of plastic just by avoiding the Big 4! These are the most common single use plastic items in the daily life. And the most plastic waste found in the ocean and on our beaches.
They are so common and we are so used to them, that we actually don´t even recognize them anymore and we need to say no to them (order "no straw", "no bag" please) because everything just comes with these plastic utensils automatically. Its not even possible to go out to have a cold drink without getting a straw right away.
So to become plastic free, or just reduce your plastic will become a journey, but for me, it opened my eyes even more about the problem and kicked me into the right direction (for me).
So here is what should be the easiest part about getting plastic free/reducing your plastic consumption, the Big 4! Plastic bags, coffee to go cups, straws and plastic water bottles:
So easy are the first steps into a new plastic reduced life. You just need to make this to your new habits. It might be a little annoying for the first days, but I promise, you get used to this soon. And knowing that your new habits wont harm any of these beautiful animals out in our nature/oceans anymore is worth the effort (I think).
Are you already reducing or refusing the Big 4? Let me know in the comments.
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Hi my name is Jule
I am a nature and ocean lover. A passionate runner and minimalistic traveller. On this blog I share my experiences, thoughts and ideas about the "sustainable lifestyle" and how you can stick to this while traveling.
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