Today is World Environment Day, the UN’s most important day to raise awareness for the protection of our environment, and is now celebrated in over 100 countries!
Not only is this a day for awareness, but this is a day for ACTION. As I work for an advocacy organization, we want to push for change, and what better steps can we take than to do something to take care of our planet? This year’s theme is #BeatPlasticPollution, super relevant with all of the legislation that’s being introduced this year.
I wrote a blog post on my primary blog about the #GiveASip campaign where people can actively refuse single-use plastic straws for the benefit of the environment and all creatures that live on earth. That’s just one example of what you can do. Here are some other action steps you can take:
- Bring your own water bottle and stop the cycle of plastic bottle waste.
- Use reusable tupperware containers to pack your lunches or for takeout food.
- Refuse plastic products–this includes straws, cutlery, lids to soft drinks, beverages packaged in plastic bottles, and products and grocery items wrapped in plastic packaging.
If you’re looking for places where you can purchase these products, it’s easier than you think. You can go to Life Without Plastic, Package Free Shop, or your local supermarket and opt to purchase items that are not single-use plastics and preferably are made from a more sustainable material such as glass or stainless steel.
Let’s all be more conscious of our impact on the planet and take action to reduce our plastic waste 🙂