When buying new items you can often be faced with a scenario of which one to buy, this scenario plays out like this: the plastic product is pretty much always cheaper mainly because it has a very low cost to make.
With the use of toxic carcinogenic chemicals, materials mixed together in a factory to create the cheapest possible product regardless of sustainability, and health. It’s no secret that plastic does not biodegrade and is a huge cause of global warming and animal and fish related death. It is causing landfill and there is only so much land left, it does not decompose and so we must make a change.
Eco-friendly items are recycled, biodegradable, and they are our way of creating a sustainable world to which we all share, and are the best source of using what we have been naturally given to create.
Not only is it healthier for our environments but is also much better for our well-being, despite this of course, it costs more money as it costs more effort in labour to make but the less plastic that is produced the cheaper the better alternatives will become due to the rise in sales, demand, employment and an overall better environment.
This is not to say that we should go out, throwing all of our household goods away that are plastic and replacing them with sustainable materials as this would not be sustainable, and it will only cause more problems. What we need to do is to reuse plastic, refuse artificial, accept natural and the bigger companies will get the message.
When buying something, next time take a big think about that extra cost for better material, is the plastic worth it just because of the cost? Health is by far the most important aspect and protecting our planet, I would spend a few more pounds for that cause!
There are many ways that you can cut down on your plastic consumption including, using a re-usable cotton, hemp shopping bag instead of commercialised plastic bags that will end up splitting after one single use, shop for loose fruits and vegetables without packaging, recycle whenever you can to give the material a new lease of life.
Use a metal bottle for water instead of paper, or plastic cups, and try your hand at growing your own fruits and vegetables to reduce pesticides, and artificial fertilisers. These chemicals do more harm to the environment and our health, so buy organic fruits and vegetables, if you have any ideas to do good for the environment let us know in the comments section!