And Seven Inspiring People Who Did It
A Beginner’s Guide to living a plastic-free life:
A lot of us want to do it.
Live without all that plastic.
But it’s easier said than done.
And even if you really want to do it is going to be hard.
Plastic is everywhere.
We use it for everyday things.
And it is quite useful and it is cheap.
But in the final analysis we have no choice.
Plastic is choking our oceans.
Killing our fish.
The plastic scourge is terrible for the world we live in.
It’s not going to be easy.
Plastic is such a prevalent part of our lives and lifestyles.
And to give you an idea of how difficult it is – consider these statistics.
At least 91 per cent of all plastics goes into garbage dumps.
And the costs of not recycling are staggering.
Consider these facts for the U.S.
On average, it costs $30 per ton to recycle trash, $50 to send it to the landfill, and $65 to $75 to incinerate it. The recyclable materials in the U.S. would generate more than $7 billion if they were recycled. That’s equivalent to Donald Trump’s net worth.
So recycling is a lot cheaper than sending plastic to the garbage dump.
You have to be resolute to live a plastic free life.
And you have to take baby steps on your journey to live without plastic
Some people have done it.