1. Avoid using straws
Straws have been around for ages. Juice centers, coconut vendors, restaurants are highly dependent on these tubes of plastic. Through several places have replaced plastic straws with paper straws, it is no good. Plastic straws have always posed a threat to oceans and land. They are nor recyclable and just be there. But the paper counterparts are made of recycled paper. Even then, paper making sacrifices trees. In order to avoid both plastic and paper straws, it is better to avoid either. Sip the juice through the glass, it definitely tastes the same!
We are not saying about any plastic pouch or packet. It is the pouch of milk, curds, oil and other daily necessities. We all tend to use them almost everyday. But when we cut open the packet, we separate the corner tip of the pouch and discard it. These tiny bits of plastic pose a bigger hazard. Bengaluru alone throws over 50 lakh tiny bits of plastic. These pieces can’t be recycled and they stay in the environment forever. But cutting the packet wisely without separating the bit, we can do a greater contribution to environment.
3. Don’t take the customer slip
Using plastic money is way easier and convenient. But the customer slip of the transaction that the vendor gives after swiping your card is the issue. Out of 100, 95 times we would not know where that tiny slip slipped. We might never save it or just throw it then and there. So isn’t it better not to take it at all? Just tell the vendor that you don’t need customer copy. You will be saving paper and also saving on that unnecessary trash.
Well, these are not new things. You will definitely know them all. But they might just have slipped out of your notice. Now that you agree with us, do make a point to practice them on a daily basis. Together, let’s make this world a better place.