For a whole semester, my professor introduced the idea of each student using an eco-friendly reusable bag. In the beginning, I believed that it was a minuscule assignment which was not going to influence me into changing my lifestyle. As time went on and my experiences with the reusable bag grew, I realized just how much more going reusable can do. Going reusable does not have to stop at bags, it can lead to much more. After reviewing statistics and other facts regarding the diminishing status of our environment I was inspired to make a permanent change.
I began my change to reusable products soon after I learned how much waste was being effortlessly and indissolubly accumulated. We use plastic products all day long and about 50% of those products are thrown away after one use. Billions of plastic water bottles are thrown away each year with only 5 percent being recycled. There is too much waste to keep track of and if society doesn't change it is only going to become overwhelmingly unpleasant.
As of right now, pollution due to plastics are doing much more to damage our earth then we realize. Most of our abandoned plastics are making its way into our oceans. Plastics break down into smaller fragments which many animals are consuming. Bottle caps, plastic bags, plastic bottles, six-pack rings and many other plastic products are harming essential ecosystems in ways our population are not aware of.
To stop the spread of wastes within our lives we need to be made aware. Going reusable is something that needs to be made a priority. Instead of reaching for a disposable plastic water bottle use a refillable one. This will help you cut costs and also diminish your wastes. Use a reusable bag, instead of plastic. I have found it is much easier to carry things in a reusable bag and with the idea of implementing a plastic bag tax it will also save you money. It is nearly impossible to eliminate plastic products from our lives completely but it is possible to diminish our waste by recycling and switching to reusable products. Don't let humanities waste ruin the beauties of our world.
As they always say: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.