“Plastic is ubiquitous. It’s in the clothes we wear, wrapped around the food we eat and in the toothpaste we use. It floats in the oceans and litters the snow on Mount Everest.” Yvaine Ye, CU Boulder Today

Single use plastics are taking over our lives, as explored in Ye’s article here. While the challenge can feel overwhelming, there are some simple actions we take intentionally take regularly to help make a difference.

TIPS ON HOW YOU CAN REDUCE YOUR USE OF SINGLE USE PLASTICS

o Carry a REUSABLE water bottle and coffee cup with you at all times!
o Carry your own REUSABLE container for leftovers in a restaurant.
o Just say NO to single use plastic straws and forks-knives-spoons.
o Carry REUSABLE produce bags and grocery bags.
o Avoid excessive food packaging.
o Buy in bulk and refill containers when possible.
o Buy BAR soap, shampoo & conditioner rather than single use plastic bottles.
o Stop using plastic wrap and baggies – use REUSABLE sandwich bags and bowl
covers.
o No more balloons and single use party supplies and decorations. No more
glitter!