We are all aware of the detriment that single-use plastic is causing to our environment. Not only does it use up the planet’s precious resources, generating greenhouse gases in the process, but it also isn’t recyclable meaning that it clogs up landfills. More and more homeowners are taking steps to reduce their single-use plastic at home, however, with an increasing amount of people who live their lifestyles on the go, it can be easy to purchase single-use items for convenience like coffee cups, bottled drinks and disposable cutlery.
However, there are plenty of items you can now purchase and store in your handbag so you can avoid needless waste wherever you go. Read on for our top picks.
If you simply can’t survive without a morning latte on your morning commute to work, then having a reusable coffee cup will prevent the Styrofoam or cardboard cups that are thrown away in the general waste bin. There are many stylish brands out there that offer reusable coffee cups in a range of designs, from comical cartoons to sleek cork creations. What’s more, these cups boast benefits like being able to keep your drink piping hot for hours on end.
A stainless steel water bottle is a handy asset that you can take with you on the go. Whether it is around town, travelling on public transport, to the gym or to work, these can keep your water cool for hours on end, keeping you hydrated and helping you save precious pennies on buying bottled water.
If you are constantly having lunch on the go, a set of reusable bamboo cutlery can help you to avoid using plastic cutlery. Including a knife, fork, spoon and, in some cases, a bamboo straw, you can help alleviate the waste of small plastic products which end up in our oceans and damages marine wildlife.
Whether you need to store some fruit or leftovers, a clean tupperware is a great way to transport anything you pick up with you without needing to throw away.
You never know when you need to pick up some groceries for dinner, and sometimes you may find that you don’t have anything to carry your produce home in. A reusable cotton bag will save you from having to shell out 10p for a plastic bag at the till, and it can also prevent you using up a smaller produce bag too.
Here at Devon Contract Waste, we dedicate ourselves to making sure that our environmental impact is being reduced every day and educating others about recycling and single-use waste. To find out more about our services, simply contact us today.