retub hears you - you want to help save the world but don't know where to start! We get it. We feel the same too.
That's why we compiled these 5 easy things you can do to #bethesolution and help save the world:
- Use a retub tub.
Some stats go as far as suggesting that each
Australian person throws away hundreds of kg of packaging waste a year (https://environmentvictoria.org.au/resource/packaging-environment-victoria/
)! These stats are scarily high. We at retub take a far more conservative approach to estimating food packaging waste but even on our calculations, if you eat a take-away lunch every day of a normal work week for a normal work year, you'd throw away around 6 kg of food packaging waste a year. That's just lunch and that's only during a work-year.
- Use a reusable coffee cup
Many disposable coffee cups cannot be recycled due to being lined with plastic to stop leakage. There are heaps of options for fun reusable cups out there.
Over 500 million straws are used daily in the US alone, that’s enough to wrap around the earth 2.5 times everyday (http://thelastplasticstraw.org)!
- Refuse straws
Refuse straws or use reusable straws when possible. It's really easy to just say 'no straw thanks'!
- Carry reusable shopping bags
In just one year, 1 shopper uses 500 bags (http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/coral-gables/article138435103.html
) and 1 trillion bags are used and disposed of every year worldwide (http://www.cleanup.org.au/au/Campaigns/plastic-bag-facts.html
- Only boil as much water as you need
If everyone in the UK boiled only the water they needed every time they used the kettle, they could save enough electricity in a year to power the UK’s street lights for nearly seven months! (https://www.environment.admin.cam.ac.uk/facts-figures)
The point is, there are easy ways to truly make a difference. Every time you pull out your gorgeous retub food tub, you get the people around you thinking about helping too. Together, we can #bethesolution. Buy a retub now!
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