New Report tells us that wooden substitutes used by supermarkets or in fact for personal use cause deforestation, and bioplastics which decompose take decades to do so and release harmful pollutants into water and soil. We, therefore, can’t afford to create new environmental problems in our bid to solve the existing plastic pollution problem. We must, therefore, think reuse before replacing.
Reusing product containers and reducing the amount that you use has multiple benefits to the earth. Not only does it reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and oceans, but it also prevents pollution as it is reducing the need for new plastic production and the use of new raw materials. Reusing also allows the plastic to be used to its fullest potential, with the longer lifespan it has before it is then recycled.