Recently, a harrowing incident had occurred in the shores of Indonesia. A dead washed up whale was discovered with thousands of plastic residue in its stomach. This is the case of the oceans and the environment due to the careless disposal of plastic and other toxic household products into the waters.
Now, as per the reports of several Toronto junk removal companies, America itself produces 4.40 pounds of waste per individual, and this amounts up to 87 million tons of waste that these companies are left to decompose with on periodic basis. Most of these wastes make their way into the oceans and kill marine life adversely.
Hence, as per the notions of the junk removal companies, unless people wish to die of natural calamities and global warming, it’s best to cut back on the use of plastic products.
In fact, this blog will discuss how to shift to reusable products and boycott plastic and single-use products that generate more toxic wastes.
- Stainless-Steel Straws
As per the findings of several Toronto junk removal firms, plastic straws comprise of 3% shoreline litter in the beaches of Vancouver. So, basically, these straws are deadly as plastic isn’t decomposable. Hence, convert to stainless steel straws instead. These are lightweight, affordable and are reusable.
As a result, using these straws will prevent the 3% and more accumulation of plastic waste which can work to save the water bodies.
- Cotton or Paper Shopping Bags
Also contributing to 3-4% shoreline litter is plastic bags as per the findings of various Toronto junk removal companies. From groceries to everyday items all use plastic bags. Now, these bags cannot be destroyed or decomposed but they end up precipitating chemical residue that is poisonous to the oceans.
Hence, instead of using these bags, opt for cotton or reusable paper bags which will firstly save you money on buying them. Secondly, these bags will help protect the environment from the adverse effects of plastic waste accumulation.
- Single Use Coffee/ Tea Cups
Most office goes end up using disposable plastic cups which are not safe for either the consumers or the environment. Hence, instead, buy a cute coffee mug for you regular tea and coffee break.
In this way, you will not be contributing to the adverse effects on the environment and harming it.
- Grab and Go Kit
One of the best solutions as per several Toronto junk removal agencies is opting for a grab and go kit. Make this grab and go kit of completely organic materials that are reusable, recyclable and don’t generate toxic waste. You can use a steel water bottle, a steel straw, ceramic cups, cotton bags; paper envelops etc. to avoid the use of plastic.
Now, all of this might seem less convenient in the beginning. However, if you consider the following options not only are these cost-effective solutions as you don’t have to spend the dollar each time you buy a disposable product but also, these will save the shorelines. It’s depressing to watch how the ecological balance is thrown into turmoil due to human waste disposal, and it’s time people take serious measures, as guided by the Toronto junk removal firms.