The rate at which we are killing our planet with single use plastic is alarming. Sickening. FRIGHTENING. We as consumers are not taking enough responsibility and the companies producing the single use products are not taking enough responsibility. We are equally at fault.
I’ve written about my disgust with plastic in a past post that included information about a movie I highly recommend you watch. If you didn’t dislike plastic before or hadn't thought about the consequences of using it – you will after you watch this.
I continue to feel overwhelmed by what is happening. But I have control over my actions. And even if I’m one extremely small piece of the bigger picture, so be it. My hope is that there are millions of others out there like me that realize what is going on and are doing what they can to help. No matter how small.
Here are just a few simple things I’m doing to reduce plastic consumption, including some products I like that help with this:
I hope this is helpful to you in some way! If we each do our part to be mindful of what we are buying and how we are disposing of it, we can make a difference. Choose to refuse plastic straws, containers, etc. when you can. I truly believe in the cumulative effect of millions of small actions to make our world green again.
If you have some tips to share – please let me know in the comments. I’d love to find more simple ways to be more conscious about my consumption!
I've been searching for inspiration (and a little guidance) in order to take my minimalist actions to the next level. I found what I needed in the documentary linked below. It is currently available on Netflix.
If you are into the notion of letting go of material possessions in order to better appreciate the moments and items around you that bring true value to your life - I encourage you to watch this.
Minimalism is not entirely about getting rid of "stuff" (although that's a big part of it). It's about getting rid of anything that doesn't bring value to your life. It's about taking a break from the rat race and realizing that less can be more.
You can find background information about this documentary here. They also have a book that I plan to order very soon that you can find here.
I am so passionate about the movement they promote and can't wait to take more steps toward becoming a true minimalist!