We read the news, too. Global warming is really global heating. A million species are going extinct because of human activity. Oh well. It’s just some bugs and fish other icky beings you wouldn’t want to share a bed with anyway. Right?
Of course not. A radically-different world is just decades away and it won’t be pretty for any of us, Estonian or crustacean. Discussing this at the office, we felt helpless.
Then we noticed tons of plastic grocery bags in the kitchen. That’s on top of plastic trash bags we buy. Veriff is an almost 300-person startup that aims to be a force for good (we protect online businesses and their customers from identity fraud). Our plastic adds up. Not good.
So we decided to change. No more plastic bags. It’s not a radical move, we know. But it’s a trigger moment, something to build on. We’ll lighten our plastic burden while paving the way for more steps. Which will also add up.
Below are some ways we’ll lighten our footprint. What do you think? What are your ideas for reducing environmental impact? Any tips or tricks that reduce your plastic bag use? Put it on social media this summer, using the hashtag #GoodbyeBadBag so we can see what’s on your mind!
How to wean yourself off plastic bags
1. Read up on the impact of plastic bags
2. Do you have plastic bags at home/work? Reuse them.
3. Didn’t find any plastic bags today? Yay!
4. Refuse plastic bags from cashiers and store owners.