Eco-Friendly Families: How to Reduce Plastic in Your Home & Day

Most of us can’t imagine a world without plastic. It’s in everything – from bottles to toys to even your food packaging! While it’s hard to completely cut it out, reducing how much you use is not only good for your health, but also the environment, too.

It’s almost impossible to know what exactly is in a plastic product as there are also additives that strengthen, color and add scent to the product. Researchers are still uncertain as to how plastic affects us in our day-to-day lives. While we are still unsure about the consequences that plastic products have in our lives, there are ways to limit exposure and to be on the safe side.

  • Cut back on processed and packaged foods
  • Pack lunch items in unbleached wax paper and reusable containers made of ceramic, glass of stainless steel instead
  • Bring reusable shopping bags to the store instead of single-use plastic bags
  • Store food in glass jars and containers instead of plastic tubs
  • Stop using plastic water bottles and buy a reusable BPA-free water bottle
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