6 plastic items you didn't know you could replace to help our planet

There are more pieces of plastic in our oceans than there are stars in our galaxy! If we don’t start changing some of our habits we will soon drown our planet in plastic. Here are 6 plastic items you can replace today.

Plastic is a huge environmental problem and one that doesn’t get enough attention. In the US alone, more than 100 billion plastic bags are used and discarded every year.

But don’t stop here. Try to notice when you use plastic and research what you can replace it with. You’ll be surprised by how much waste you’ll eliminate!

What other household items can be replaced? Do you use any eco-friendly products to help our planet?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Chris Swift
While all these items may have plastic in them, the overall quantity is relatively small. The biggest use of plastic that needs to be reduced or eliminated is plastic water bottles. The amount of refuse from plastic water bottles is magnitudes greater than all these items combined. Recycling plastic water bottles is not economical so most of them end up in landfills or polluting the oceans.
Mar 3, 2021 8:39PM
Molly Cleator
Look at the photo. The glass jar looking item is a French press. Put ground coffee in the bottom, pour in boiling water and press down with the plunger in the lid to make coffee. IKEA sells for $10David Holmes,
May 21, 2021 8:21PM
Gassan Couri
Good thinking 🤔🤔
Mar 15, 2021 11:39PM
Louella Wilson
David Holmes, I have 2 which are clearly called "coffee plungers" on the boxes that I still store them in. I also have a stove top espresso machine which is over 33 years old and still works perfectly.
Mar 13, 2021 7:54AM
David Holmes
What is a French Press, is this an American name for something that is well known in the rest of the world by another name?
Mar 7, 2021 10:23PM
Everyone can do their part and help the environment! Thank you for the information
Mar 4, 2021 2:34PM
Edna Mohrmann
Every little bit of less plastic pollution that end up in the ground and water is the step forward of reducing contaminants ! But the origin of these pollutants need to be addressed firstly: the producer! and then the user needs to understand that he has the power to "boycott" plastic products.
Mar 4, 2021 4:33AM
Lynne Cage
We can recycle hard plastics into a large bin, & recycle soft plastics like single use bags thru the local supermarket
Mar 4, 2021 4:13AM
Wayne Roberts
Very informative, hope it makes some of us think!
Mar 3, 2021 8:00PM
Darlene Davidson
Coffee pods made the inventor a fortune. Environmental concerns were not on his mind.
Mar 3, 2021 7:54PM
Doris Dallaire
Only thing I use is a plastic toothbrush. I will be changing that. I do try to minimize the plastic and a couple of years ago I found out teabags contain plastic! It’s not good for us either and actually leaf tea is much tastier! Those coffee pods I’ve always found to be a horrible invention!
Mar 3, 2021 6:18PM
bina sarmah
Except the bamboo tooth brush, i have been following everything.
Mar 3, 2021 5:39PM
Raymond Cardona
Great info I already do most if these things but a reminder is always good Thanks Bonnie
Mar 3, 2021 4:33PM

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