Plastic-Free Shopping Guide

In our modern world, it is easy to get stuck in a fast-paced lifestyle that offers immediate convenience with single-use items, such as plastic bags, plastic straws, or takeout cups.  Every year, 1 trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide; this means 2 million plastic bags are used each minute (Earth Policy Institute).  Almost every shop we visit provides some kinds of mass-produced plastic products that can be effortlessly thrown away after one use.  Imagine the other side of the picture, where do all of these single-use items go if they can't be recycled: landfills.  Sadly, this makes many of us hard to believe that our world was once plastic-free.


My passion for environmental sustainability started in 2014 when I took an Environmental Studies course at my university.  Ever since I grew my interest in the environment, I slowly became more conscious of what products I purchase in the market and how my footprint affects the environment.  To reduce the amount of trash being sent to landfills, I started to recycle and compost.  Not so long ago, I created an ECO section on The Rosemary Life and wrote my first blog post about being eco-conscious at the beach.  As I am still in the progress of learning and making small changes at a time, I want to document and share this green journey with you all through my blog!