How can you help keep the Earth clean: 4 easy steps!

Do you know the detriments of plastic?

My name is NinaMaria, and I'm an advocate of making the Earth a cleaner place to live. For me it all started a few years ago when I saw a video narrated by Jeff Bridges posted on my Facebook feed. This video opened my eyes to the things that I was doing that were so harmful to the place I live. Now, I'm no Lebowski, but I hope to encourage others in some way to be more eco-aware.

4 Easy Things you can do to Reduce Plastic Waste:

1) BYOB - Bring Your Own Bag

More than 1 million plastic bags are used every minute (ecowatch.com). Just bringing your own reusable bags to the grocery store is already a huge step in helping our planet heal. Plastic bags are often confused as jellyfish by sea turtles, fish, and other sea life that eat them; killing them as a result. A good tip is to always keep at least one reusable bag in your car for those impromptu stops to the store.

2) Stop buying water bottles and use a refillable one

Using your own refillable water bottle is not only an easy and helpful alternative, it is also more cost-effective! Some people swear by the cleanliness of purified water, but a quick fix is to buy a water filter for your sink, and there you go, you're one step closer to making this world a better place.

3) Skip the straw