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50 Facts That Will Make You Stop Using Plastic

Reader's Digest Logo By Jill Schildhouse of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 47: If you take a look around your kitchen or office right now, chances are you'll notice you're surrounded by plastic—water bottles, to-go coffee cups, straws, plastic grocery bags, food wrappers, take-out containers, single-serve coffee pods, disposable utensils, and produce bags. These are all examples of single-use plastic products, which is a hot topic nowadays based on both environmental and health concerns.

It's certainly not realistic to remove all plastic from your life, but let's examine some stats that may encourage you to reduce your single-use plastic footprint by ditching straws, switching to reusable water bottles, bringing cloth bags to the grocery store, and more.

Plastic is everywhere

If you take a look around your kitchen or office right now, chances are you'll notice you're surrounded by plastic—water bottles, to-go coffee cups, straws, plastic grocery bags, food wrappers, take-out containers, single-serve coffee pods, disposable utensils, and produce bags. These are all examples of single-use plastic products, which is a hot topic nowadays based on both environmental and health concerns. It's certainly not realistic to remove all plastic from your life, but let's examine some stats that may encourage you to reduce your single-use plastic footprint by ditching straws, switching to reusable water bottles, bringing cloth bags to the grocery store, and more.
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