March 28 – Replace plastic with wooden utensils

 

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“So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Cor 10: 31

The key thing in our kitchens is to stop using single use plastic

However we still are left with a lot of plastic items which will eventually break and end up in the garbage. Sadly only 14% of plastic is recycled, and even if you put it in a recycling bin, there is no guarantee that it actually  will be recycled. The problem is that it is cheaper to produce an item from virgin plastic than from recycled. Globally 6% of oil sales now go to producing plastic so we are facing a huge oil lobby promoting sales of plastic

  1. Avoid the bargain plastic items

Cheap plastic containers or kitchen items are not cheap on the planet. They crack or break quickly. If you are purchasing a plastic item ,  for instance children’s drinking cups, buy the best quality you can, it will last longer, save you money in the long run and be less damaging to the environment.

  1. Replace with wood, glass or metal when it breaks

When an item needs to be replaced – recycle it first, then hunt around for a replacement which is not plastic. You will find many kitchen items can now be bought made from non plastic materials.

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