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Help Solve the Plastic Crisis + Giveaway!

October 28, 2019

Help Solve the Plastic Crisis + Giveaway!

The plastic Crisis has spread far and wide and therefore even though we are trying to ban plastic bags ,  there are other options we can use as a go-to as well. The problem is plastic bags are everywhere, especially places they shouldn’t be! This throws light on fact that the mass production of the plastic bag may end up being one of humanity’s biggest regrets.

A report by the World Economic Forum in 2016 stated that worldwide plastic use has risen 20-fold in the past 50 years. At this rate, it is predicted to double again in the next 20 years. By 2050, we will use three times as much plastic as we used in 2014. Compounded with the fact that plastic can take up to 1,000 years to decompose in landfills, it is possible the Earth and all of its life, including humans, will be drowning in plastic in the future. With that sullen news in mind here are a few tips I found that we can!

 

1. Carry reusable shopping bags

Carry whatever works for you. Some people like reusable canvas totes. Others prefer to put their purchases into a backpack or messenger bag.

 

2. Give up bottled water

Many brands of bottled water are simply filtered tap water. Get a reusable stainless steel bottle !

 

3. Check labels of personal care products!

Did you know some facial scrubs and other personal care products contain tiny plastic beads? Avoid anything with “polyethylene” listed as an ingredient.

 

4. Give up shampoo in plastic bottles.

There are several plastic-free options! Check out my organic beauty product articles for more examples!

 

 

5. Carry lunches in reusable stainless containers or cloth bags. Choose glass or stainless steel food storage containers and reuse what you already have.

We save nearly all glass jars and bottles for purchasing bulk foods and for storing leftovers in the refrigerator or even the freezer reusable or biodegradable cutlery for everyday lunch meals, takeaways, etc. has become the new norm and more and more people are getting conscious of this.

 

We have missed out on main element, which is a high-ranking waste the party cup. From frat parties to social evenings, to kid’s birthday parties the plastic cup has been a big contribution to plastic waste.

Therefore I decided to have a small giveaway for my birthday as well! MEET THE LAST PARTY CUP YOU WILL EVER NEED! The giveaway will include a Pirani Party Tumbler!

It can you help eliminate the 500 billion single-use plastic cups used each year. These cups will maintain your drinks at 12 hours of ice-cold or 6 hours of heat . You will also be spreading the message that you are helping to protect our oceans with every pour. In the middle of summer or dead winter,  drinks are guaranteed perfect!

 

 

 

In other words , if the oceans die, we die, so stop using those plastic cups now and be a part of the solution!

 

Comment below with more solutions to win! Don’t forget to follow @sonyavajifdar and @Pirani_life  on Instagram to be a part of the contest!

 

 

 


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46 Comments

  • Reply Camille Arter October 29, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    I just wrote a blog post about ways to be more environmentally friendly so I am loving this post! It’s the little things we never think of that can reduce our plastic waste such as getting metal straws to use instead of plastic.

  • Reply Marie October 29, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    I can’t believe that we still use so many plastic bags! I was so excited about 10 years ago that it was announced that stores would be phasing them out. I bought some awesome bags to (re)use instead. Ten years later I’m still using a lot of them, but yet there are still so many plastic bags.
    And I actually never thought about the shampoo bottle thing. That will be my takeaway from your post! Thanks for a well-written assessment of a universal problem and for being a part of the solution!

  • Reply Daria October 30, 2019 at 12:08 am

    I already invested in a water bottle and always carry shopping bags with me. Will definitely pay attention to shampoos that are not in a plastic, will check your link!

  • Reply Stephanie October 30, 2019 at 2:23 am

    YES! It is so easy to find alternatives to using plastic but people are simply unaware of the necessity to stop! It definitely starts by spreading awareness like this!

  • Reply Joanna October 30, 2019 at 11:44 am

    It’s been a while since I have starting using a metal water bottle that I carry everywhere with me. It’s not only environmental friendly but also very convenient because it keep the water cold inside.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:27 pm

      Yess !! I have that as well !!!

  • Reply Amber Myers October 30, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    I try to do so many of these! I do have re-usable bags and a glass. I always worry about the state of our planet so I try to do what I can.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Thats so great !

  • Reply Kacie October 30, 2019 at 12:44 pm

    I do a few of these things already. I’ll have to look into getting a cloth bag to carry my lunch in.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Great !

  • Reply Krysten Quiles October 30, 2019 at 1:04 pm

    Oh gosh these are all great and EASY ideas. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!

  • Reply Searcy October 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Love these tips! I try to use bamboo make up remover pads so I’m not buying wipe containers. A lot of little things can add up. We all need to do our part!

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      That’s amazing , well done!

  • Reply Rach October 30, 2019 at 1:25 pm

    I used to be so good at zero waste and no plastic but as life got busier, I’ve let things slip big time. I really need to buckle down and get back on track. This post is great motivation.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Awesome never too late to try !

  • Reply Cris October 30, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    You have so many great ideas! if more of us would do at least half of them, our planet would definitely be safer!

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you !!!

  • Reply Ashley Nicole Rice October 30, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    These are all amazing tips and tricks! And they are so important to do! We only get one Earth and we need to treat it better!

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      So true !

  • Reply GiGi Eats October 30, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I have to say, I dont really use much plastic honestly. I do use paper though and I know that can be an issue.

  • Reply Viola October 30, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Yes! I try my best to minimize single use plastic. We still have a long way to go but I’m sure we can make a difference if everyone tries harder.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 30, 2019 at 8:24 pm

      Absolutely! Thank you for doing your part!

  • Reply Mommy Bloggers Philippines October 30, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    It’s time for all of us to take the plastic crisis more seriously. We shouldn’t wait for something to happen before doing our part.

  • Reply Celebrate Woman Today October 30, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    I am very aware of the trash we generate every single day. I have now my own utensils in my purse any time we go out to eat. No kidding. Another thing is a stainless steel straw that conveniently folds and can serve as a key chain.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 31, 2019 at 12:37 pm

      Wow! That’s incredible! Thank you for sharing !

  • Reply Scott Gombar October 31, 2019 at 12:50 am

    We are trying to reduce the usage of plastic in our house, or at the very least reuse. Where we live there is now a plastic bag tax and they will be banning plastic straws in the new year.

  • Reply Candace Hampton October 31, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I gave up bottled water a long time ago and I don’t regret it. It’s a eco-friendly way to carry my water and its also cheap. I’m transitioning to use my own reusable bags. I went to a restaurant a couple of months ago and they gave me an eco-friendly straw. I was impressed! Definitely supporting the change.

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 31, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      Thats great to hear !!!

  • Reply Bree October 31, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Some of these I do already but a couple I have yet to do. I’m going to try to be better about plastics!

  • Reply SirenSongMedia October 31, 2019 at 2:02 am

    Thanks for helping to bring awareness to this growing problem. Despite our best efforts, plastic is still such a problem especially in our oceans. I can’t tell you how many water bottles I see while scuba diving. It’s so sad!

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 31, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      I know , even though we are getting more aware the solutions are happening very slowly !

  • Reply Julie Syl October 31, 2019 at 6:29 am

    I actually don’t know about the polyethylene thing.. Thanks for informing.. 😘 I agree with you,even though we all know that we only live once, we should still care for the next generation’s sake. They deserve to enjoy the nature too..! C’mon guys..! ❤️ 😘

    • Reply sonya vajifdar October 31, 2019 at 10:30 am

      So true !!!

  • Reply MUDPIEFRIDAYS October 31, 2019 at 9:06 am

    This is very helpful tips! I really a fan of zero waste movement. All my stuff is organic, I didn’t use plastic to contribute for saving our mother nature. Let’s All spread this and share for awareness of everybody who still populate our Earth. God bless!

  • Reply Jasmine M October 31, 2019 at 12:25 pm

    I love carrying reusable shopping bags! They are so helpful and convenient. Plus you don’t have to replace them like you would with regular plastic bags which are pretty wasteful.

  • Reply Cindy Nico October 31, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Is the topic is so important for all of us to do. We need to save our Earth.

  • Reply Jocelyn October 31, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    My co-worker and I were just talking about this the other day. I’ll have to share this with him.

  • Reply Dreamingloud October 31, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve known most of these since I was a kid. And ashamed to say, I forget to do it sometimes. But I’m working hard on doing it. I wished most us does too.

  • Reply Sophia October 31, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I use reusable straws from Amazon and I love them so much. I highly recommend checking them out. They’re called Renustraw.

  • Reply twinspirational October 31, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    The first two things that you’ve mentioned are the ones I hate to forget doing. I find it so impractical to forget using reusable bags and bottles.

  • Reply Khushboo Motihar October 31, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    I loved the simple tips that you have put together to help us reduce our plastic waste and start using sustainable products. Loved the post 🙂

  • Reply Ada October 31, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    These are all great tips. Reusable bags for the grocery is one of things I’m really good about.

  • Reply Samar November 1, 2019 at 4:16 am

    These are awesome tips and will hep us take care of nature as well.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Genny Gall November 1, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    recycling saves energy it also reduces greenhouse gas emissions, which helps to tackle climate change

  • Reply Laura Schwormstedt November 4, 2019 at 7:56 am

    These are all really easy and doable tips – fantastic post!! I already do all of these things and feel every little bit does help! Made the swap from shampoo bottles to plastic free shampoo bars about 9 months ago and won’t go back now 🙂

    Laura x

  • Reply priya November 7, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    I wish the plastic menace ends for good soon! I have myself adopted a whole lot of new ways to avoid plastic like carrying jute bags, etc. Hope this article reaches out to a lot more..

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