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Bring Your Own Coffee Cup

Bringing your own coffee cup to work could help cut down on the amount of trash generated as well as the amount of plastic being used. A lot of disposable coffee cups have a plastic resin lining used to keep them waterproof.

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Stop Using Plastic Bottles

Using a reusable thermos can help cut down on the amount of plastic bottles accumulating and landfills and those making their way into our oceans. Switching from disposable plastics to reusable materials is a small change that can result in large savings.

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Use your own Shopping Bags

Plastic shopping bags are another one time use item that makes it’s way into our landfills and oceans. Bringing your own reusable shipping bags on your next trip to the store would go a long way to reducing your carbon footprint.

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Stop using straws

Plastic straws are a one time use items that are ubiquitous in our culture. By switching to reusable metal straws on plastic alternatives we can greatly reduce the amount of disposable

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Avoid Microbeads

A lot of skincare and bodywash products contain microbeads used for exfoliation. These are often made of tiny plastic beads which find their way into our oceans right through your drain. It is estimated that we release eight billion plastic microbeads into the environment each day. Be sure to look at labels and check for the following; polyethylene, polypropylene, polylactic acid (PLA), polystyrene or polyethylene terephthalate. These are all forms of plastic that could end up in our rivers, lakes, and oceans.