Easy & Fun Family ways to Reuse Plastic Products

July 30, 2018

Every year there's about 8.8 Million tons of plastic trash that ends up in the ocean. This Plastic waste has been causing problems with the eco-system endangering wildlife, polluting the water and causing a big health risk for all who live on Earth. It’s important to reduce the amount of waste for the entire planet. So start now! Doing 1THING as a family to help the environment fight against Plastic can be way easier than you may think. Planet over Plastic is a must. Single - use plastic items account for 40% of plastic waste. There are several easy 1THINGS a family can do together to help cut Plastic waste. Getting your kids involved will help keep the recycling / reuse cycle going and will help the Environment in which we all live together.

  • Straws: Stop using single - use disposable straws. Go for colorful reusable straws. Cut down the 500 million straws Americans use in one day! That's a Bunch!
  • Ice Cream: When getting a scoop at your favorite Ice Cream shop. Go for the cone rather than the cup  / spoon. No plastic used or needed since it's all edible!
  • Birthday Goodie Bags: Make the birthday goodie treats eco-friendly by cutting out the plastic bags / toys. Pick eco-friendly treats by staying clear of plastics. Edible treats and other non-plastic toys. Homemade/eco-craft items
  • Leaner Lunch: Children ages 8-12 throw away about 67lbs of lunch trash each year. Stop using the single-use sandwich bags. Go for cloth or beeswax wrappers. Put an apple, banana or orange in w/ lunch. They don't need wrappers.
  • Don't Float Away: Inflatables are fun but don't let them float away. Keep using them, rather than leaving them to end up in landfills or the ocean.
  • Recycle Right: Find out what can be recycled properly.
  • Ban the Bottle:  Have your kids pick their own reusable water bottle and hang on to it. Rather than using liquid soap from a plastic container. Pick a bar soap that works. Get rid of as many bottles you can by switching them up w/ items that don't require a plastic container that will be thrown away after 1 use.
  • Buy in Bulk: Buy things like popcorn, cereal and pasta in bulk to cut down packaging waste. Use your containers.
  • Trash Troopers: Sign up for a community cleanup teaching your kids how important a clean environment is to their Health & Happiness as well as Earth.

Click here to see how easy it is for families to reduce their Plastic use and enjoy doing too! Do 1THING family style to help Planet beat down Plastic!