Since entering the realm of ocean conservation, we've learned a few simple things that we figured are worth sharing.
Invest in reusable water bottles, utensils, bags, and containers - and remember to bring them with you. Over time, this will save you money as well. Be creative - bring cutlery from home. Mason jars are hip. Why pay for water? It's nearly free from the tap. Metal, wood, and glass are great alternatives to plastic.
- Roll your own - filters are made from plastic, and offer no health benefits
- Switch it up - use a pipe!
- Lighters are made from plastic - cardboard matches aren’t, and have less of an environmental impact
- Toss the butt in a mint tin rather than litter
Deny until you Die
Try to avoid single-use plastic items like straws, utensils, razors, flossers, containers, plastic bags and bottles. Margaritas are great, but straws suck - make it a habit to ask for a drink without one. Reducing your plastic consumption in the first place is always better than recycling.