Posted by Jade on June 07, 2017
Our Oceans, Our Future
World Ocean’s Day encourages solutions to eliminate plastic pollution and prevent marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future. Plastic is uniquely problematic because it’s not biodegradable and therefore sticks around for a lot longer (up to 1,000 years longer!) than other forms of trash. And we're not just talking about people dumping their garbage overboard. Around 80 percent of marine litter actually originates on land—either swept in from the coastline or carried to rivers from the streets during heavy rain via storm drains and sewer overflows.
One of the best things we can do to protect our ocean is try to keep as much plastic as possible out of it the first place. With just a few small actions, you can have a big impact.
Here’s how you can reduce the world’s plastic waste by using reCAP:
Ditch the plastic water bottles.
Limit buying soap, shampoo, and other self-care items that come in plastic bottles:
Buy In Bulk.
Buy items such as coffee grounds, sugar, pastas, cereals, in bulk. You can easily store them with our reCAP FLIP and POUR lids! Large Mason jars work well for storage, while a pint jar works best for items used more frequently.
Substitute Plastic Baggies for reCAPs or Bee’s Wraps.
Instead of using sandwich bags for trail mixes and snacks, use a reCAP FLIP cap! For sandwiches, try out our friend Bee's Wraps reusable sandwich wraps.
Bring your own reusable utensils
Bring your own reusable utensils with you to restaurants and barbecues. To-Go Ware’s colorful holder with bamboo utensils makes it easy to slip a set into your purse or car.