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01 • 13 • 2020

Reach Your 2020 Resolution to Reduce Plastic Use

By Rachael Coccia

The new year signifies a time to make healthier commitments. While many people turn to gym memberships and new diets to meet this goal, reducing your plastic use not only helps you lead a healthier life but it improves the health of the planet too! Learn more about the negative impacts plastic has on our bodies by reading our post titled, “Choose Reusables to Avoid Consuming Chemicals.

Single-use plastics are some of the most wasteful and potentially harmful types of plastics there are. This includes anything from bags, bottles, utensils, packaging, straws, to-go containers, or anything else that is only used for a short period of time before being discarded. That’s why it’s so important to arm yourself with the right tools to avoid these types of plastics both on the go and in your home. To help you get started, we’ve developed a Zero Waste Foodware Kit now available in the Surfrider store!

This kit includes:

  • To-Go Ware Utensil Set: fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks, all made from lightweight and strong bamboo wood. Utensils are hand-finished with natural, food-safe wood oil; bamboo wood does not stain or absorb flavors.
  • To-Go Ware Stainless Steel 2-Tier Tiffins: Features sturdy self-latching top that doubles as a plate and is dishwasher & oven safe. Holds approximately 4 3/4 cups per tier.
  • Stasher Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag: Measures 7 x 7.5 x 1 inches and holds 15 fl ounces. Non-toxic, dishwasher and microwave safe.

While this kit is a great place to start, here are some other must-have items, some of which you may already own!

Once you’ve got the basics down, there are so many other plastic-free alternatives to explore! Here are just a few to consider:

We can all vote with our dollar and help make the societal shift away from disposable plastics by purchasing and using reusables. Let’s make 2020 the year of reuse!