Whether your walking along the street or the beach, your bound to run into some shape or form of plastic, it is a world wide problem. There's a reason why plastic is everywhere we look, its convenient, durable and well lets admit it, easy to dispose of. Thing is,it's not as simple as just saying,out of site out of mind when it comes to plastic. Every piece of plastic ever made still exists and we all have the common sense to know that plastic is not good for the environment and wildlife.
We have all seen the distributing pictures of birds and sea life tangled in plastic rings, bellies full of small pieces of plastic and straws lodged somewhere they cant remove themselves. It's the horrific reality these animals face daily, so why not do our part to prevent this from happening.
There's a way to end the trend of plastic use by using their alternatives. Now there may not be another option for everything plastic but for those that do, you wont have to look far to find them, some may seem like no-brainers.
Check out the Use THIS Not THAT graph below for some alternative ideas:
Rules we should all try to live by is choose reusable over single use and recycle, recycle, recycle! Like mentioned before, every piece of plastic ever made still exists, it takes an estimated 450 years for a single piece of plastic to decompose, paper products decompose in 2-6 weeks. In conclusion, if you use plastic and paper recycle it and end the trend of single use plastics and switch to it's alternative.