Ending Single Use Plastics | Week 62
“Care for your world, and it will provide for you.” – Bryce Ward 7/10/2021
Plastics are everywhere. They are the shells for our phones, and plastic containers help prevent our food from spoiling. However, as plastics become more common across the world, it’s ending up in places they shouldn’t be. As litter on our streets and in worse cases our animals are eating plastics. Goats will eat anything, but that doesn’t mean eating plastic bags is a good idea. My family and I recently finished purchasing groceries for the next few weeks, and I can’t but notice all the plastics. The plastic wrap around our mushrooms, the plastic bags holding our frozen chicken, and all chip bags made of plastic. And where does that all end, you may ask? Why in the plastic garbage bag, of course! Seeing this, I can’t help but wonder. What would we need to replace single-use plastics?
From Single Use To Reusable
If we are to ban or stop the production of single-use plastics, then retail stores and manufacturers will need a replacement. Sadly I don’t hold the exact answer to this problem in my hands, but I have an idea of what we will need. Primarily whatever this new substance we plan on selling to the retail stores will need to be roughly the same price of plastics when put to mass production. Second, this new plastic replacement will have to be something that we as a species would not mind seeing as litter. For all of our planning and careful use of resources, things don’t always go to plan. Accidents do happen, after all, and you cannot always get every human being to recycle.
Hey, thank you for reading this week’s post! I hope you found this topic as interesting as I did. I’m curious to see what people come up with as a replacement for single-use plastics. What do you think will be the primary replacement for single-use plastics?