Did you know? 91% of our plastics don’t get recycled and are essentially waste. This suggests that our current recycling methods don’t work, that the recycling technologies we have are failing us, the planet, and our future. As much as this terrifies me, it’s motivating me to change my habits, to exit the take-make-dispose consumer cycle in as many ways as possible.
Here are a 3 of the unexpected swaps I’ve made to simply not create the waste in the first place, which I’ll be sticking with in the long term.