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World Environment Day: 10 Small steps to reduce plastic pollution

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 5 Jun 2018 6:04 AM GMT

World Environment Day: 10 Small steps to reduce plastic pollution
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Lucknow:As much as the population increase, so does the garbage and the waste products produced by the people.

Use of plastic product has become a daily need of human. Whenever we go for shopping, we use plastic bags. Use of soda cans and water bottles are common. But,one thing that we forget while using plastic products is that it also cause great harm to the environment. It is not only harmful for humans but it creates problems to plants, animals and wildlife.

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If we use paper bags for shopping and if we avoid using of plastics as much as possible that we can help to save our environment from its ill effects.

Here are 10 small ways which can can have a big impact on the environment:

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1-Keep yourself away from using plastics

Chuck plastic products like grocery bags,straws, coffee cup lids, disposable cutlery and you will help environment to make environment plastic free.

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2- Stop buying water bottle

Carry a reusable bottle in your bag and try not to buy water from shop. This will be one of the major steps taken by you to make help your environment.

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3- Say no to microbeads products

The little plastic scrubbers found in facial scrubs, toothpastes and body washes is very harmful for us. Try to use products with natural exfoliants.

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4- Try to have homemade food

Eating homemade food will not only keep you healthy but it will also help in reducing plastic pollution as many of the restaurants serve in plastic cutlery and also pack food items in plastic boxes.

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5- Bring your own garment bag to the dry cleaner

Try to keep your clothes in fabric bags instead of plastic bags.

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6- Say no to straws

If you have the habit of using straws for any drinking products, stop it right away. Ask your waiter to not you serve you with straws. purchase a glass straws.

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7- Shop in bulk

If you're buying tiny items try to pack them in a single container instead of many small bags.

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8- Boycott chewing gums

It was naturally made from tree sap called chicle. But as soon as scientists created synthetic rubber, polyethylene and polyvinyl acetate, it replaced natural rubber. Now, this chewing not only affect society but it is also harmful for us.

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9- Stop using plasticware items

Ignore using plastic knives,spoons and plates as it is unhealthy for you and environment too. If your favourite restaurant keeps plastic ware, start keeping your own utensils.

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10- Do not buy juice

Try to make your own fresh juice instead of buying juice is plastic bottles. This will not only reduce plastic waste but it will provide more vitamins and antioxidants to you.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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