I’ve heard this saying quite a few times in the past year and it is such a sickly thought. But then again plastic is everywhere. After reading This one wild and precious life by Sarah Wilson I feel like I am the most informed about micro-plastics/soft plastics and their longevity that I have ever been. Keep reading to learn a few tips we can impliment daily to keep our plastic consumption down… yuck.
Have coffee in
I never want a take away coffee cup again. “400 years it takes for one single use coffee cup to break down” I think everytime I see one thrown on the ground…. 400 years… Keep cup it or have it in. It is probably more mindful and enjoyable to take 10 minutes to finish your drink at the cafe anyway. Also if I was given a single use drink cup even though I’ve asked for one in a mug(go figure?) I’d take it home and try to re-use it a few times for other drinks. This makes me feel slightly less guilty.
They say that mollusks ingest the most micro-plastics in the ocean. This being muscles, scollops, oysters etc. But plastic has been found in just about every type of fish and even though the plastic goes into their stomaches, traces of plastic have still been found in the flesh that we eat. Sardines are known to have a grain of rice sized micro plastic in their guts. Boo, as I really believe fish is so good for us and such a healthy option. But that is absolutely a turn off. Oh plastic………
Don’t ever buy bottled water
This speaks for itself and most people seem to be on the metal water bottle bandwagon but it just isn’t worth it. We’re never meant to refill a plastic bottle and drink out of it either, so I hear.
Be selective about your salt
This is one I found odd but anything in relation to the ocean makes sense. Pink himilayan salt seems to be the best option and the older the better. Micro plastics were found in 90% of table salts during a study a few years ago, the percentage would absolutely be higher now.
Reconsider your tea
Loose leaf tea steeped is the way to go as 95% of teabags produced are plastic 🙁 this can’t be good for our tummies when made with boiling water
I am in no way a professional but these are tips I think we’d all find helpful! We need to pick our battles and NONE of us are perfect but our health is just so utterly important.
To a wonderful week and see you in the next one x