Plastic plays a big role in our everyday life and is involved in practically everything we use. Although it is plenty useful, plastic is a substance that the earth cannot digest. With the ever growing pollution problem in the world, it would be wise to ease off of it. Yes, it sounds crazy, but it’s even crazier that babies are being born pre-polluted, our groundwater and food chain are being spoiled, the plastic attracts other pollutants, etc. Some people may go further than others to take plastic completely out of their lives. For example, a woman named Beth Terry felt very strongly about this and decided she was not going to use any plastic products. She started by cleaning out any food that had plastic packaging. This was an easy start but things got more challenging when she went onto the bathroom. She had to switch to shampoo bars instead of bottles and she started making her own conditioner, as well as toothpaste, because she couldn’t find either that didn’t contain a plastic packaging.
“I thought I’d be able to find a plastic-free version of all the convenient foods I was consuming,” Ms. Terry said. “I didn’t realize that plastic made those foods possible.” Even though avoiding using plastic may seem impossible, it’s not. It also gets easier overtime as you learn and become more familiar where all the specific plastic-free products you want are. Instead of looking at it as an inconvenience, some look at it as a little game.