In June IKEA revealed that it would stop selling all single use plastic products by 2020. Starbucks then announced plans to eliminate plastic straws by 2020 – saving over 1 billion straws globally every year. It seems the plastic free movement really is taking off. Here in Australia this month the major supermarkets, Coles and Woolworths, have banned single use plastic bags. A welcomed move given that Australians throw away over 7,000 every minute. That’s over 400,000 plastic bags every hour and over 10 million every day!
I’m hopeful these changes by big companies will get us all thinking more about ditching plastic. That’s why I’m talking here about eliminating plastic food storage….
For a couple of years now plastic storage has been a thing of the past in my kitchen. My move to glass was driven by ten big reasons. I recently shared these when writing for a local health business that I’ve been working with. It’s a business that, like me, believes in investing in your health today to prevent disease tomorrow.
I’m sharing the post here – if it prompts even one reader to reconsider their attachment to plastic I’ll be happy:
Protect Your Health – Choose Glass & Ditch Plastic:10 reasons to banish your life of plastic food storage