You’ve probably heard of the term Single-Use Plastics by now. Google defines it: Single–use plastics, often also referred to as disposable plastics, are commonly used for plastic packaging and include items intended to be used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These include, among other items, grocery bags, food packaging, bottles, straws, containers, cups and cutlery.
Which is pretty much a lengthy way to say: its Plastic you tend to only use once.
A great way to stop Single-use plastics, is when you go SHOPPING!
Unfortunately, as of today, there isn’t any national plastic bag fee or ban in effect, in the United States of America. However, there are several states that have taken initiative to do their best to “ban” these single use plastics at their own discretion. Such states are Hawaii, California, New York (recently), and some parts of Colorado. But as stated as above, since these are not enforced, you go to any of these states and realize that you can still walk at any random store and could most likely be handed a plastic bag without any thought.
To return to our previous discussion: What should you use when you shop…
Well a reusable bag is the best solution to reduce your plastic footprint. To help stop contributing to the plastic pollution.