Every year millions of plastic products end up in our oceans. These plastics can cause great harm to marine life and have the potential to destroy ecosystems. We have all seen the painful images of animals with a soda can liners trapped around their necks and sea turtles consuming plastic bags as they believe they are jellyfish.
Many companies and even cities have planned bans against single-use plastic items including straws and plastic bags. If you’re feeling inspired to clean up your own plastic waste habit, now is a perfect time. Not only #PlasticFreeJuly just started, but there are plenty of products on sale that can help you move toward a more sustainable life.
It’s almost impossible to go completely zero-waste overnight. Taking small steps can make a huge difference. If you’re a seltzer junkie, perhaps one of the easiest changes you can make to your routine is to cut back on single-use plastics by making your own sparkling water. The Soda Stream sparkling water maker not only comes with a reusable water bottle, but also adds excitement to plain old water, and it’s on sale for 27% off.
Plastic drinking straws are one of the top donors to ocean and coastline pollution and stainless steel straws are an easy swap for those who can make the switch.