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Jeff Bridges Joins the Plastic Pollution Coalition to Help the Enviornment

‘Plastic is a substance the Earth cannot digest’

“Plastic is a substance the Earth cannot digest. And every bit of plastic that has ever been created still exists,” actor Jeff Bridges says in a new video for the Plastic Pollution Coalition. Every day in the U.S. we throw out 88,000 tons of plastic and the dump isn’t its final destination. Some of it makes its way into the water course and finds its way to the ocean where it collects in massive plastic islands. We cannot recycle our way out of the problem, either. According to Bridges, it should be referred to as “downcycling” because the plastic never goes away. So what can we do to kick the plastic habit?

Here’s 10 easy ways to reduce your plastic footprint:

Bring your own shopping bag to the grocery store

Stop buying bottled water – Use a reusable bottle instead

Say no to straws

Stop using disposable razors – Buy one with a replaceable cartridge

Ditch the plastic baggies – Wax paper and mason jars work wonders in the kitchen

Avoid using plastic utensils – Bring your own fork when you eat out

Choose glass over plastic

Buy the powdered version – Liquid versions of soaps and detergents tend to come in plastic bottles, powdered products come in cardboard boxes

Cut out the BPA – If a plastic bottle has a 3,7 or PC sign, it contains the most toxic types of plastic

Follow #RefusePlastic on social media for more ideas and to join the conversation

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