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Welcome 2020 On A Greener Note: Junk Plastic Combs, Coffee Cup Lids & Chewing Gums

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A Greener 2020
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A Greener 2020

From coffee cup lids to the zip of your hoodies, plastic has acquired a place in every possible corner. To make things worse, only 9% of the non-biodegradable devil gets recycled.

Traditionally made from oil and gas, plastic is partly to blame for the climate crisis which Greta Thunberg has taken up a cause against.

While actively joining her protest might not be feasible for many, cutting down on plastic use may help make a difference.

Come 2020, take up a green resolution, and vow to cut down on plastic use with our top 5 tips.

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Dump The Coffee Cup Lid
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Dump The Coffee Cup Lid

If you love sipping Starbucks on your way to work, try ditching the coffee cup lid. It might be inconvenient for a short period, but it's a significant step towards leading a greener life.

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Opt For Reusable Cutlery
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Opt For Reusable Cutlery

Most prefer using plastic spoons and forks to enjoy quick snacks at work, thanks to their convenience. However, those few minutes of convenience take a toll on the environment at a greater level.

This New Year, make a resolution that you would carry reusable cutlery from home. Also, while buying a birthday cake, say no to the little plastic knife.

While ordering takeout, ask the restaurant to not send plastic cutlery, utensils or straws, unless necessary.

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Pick Up A Wooden Comb
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Pick Up A Wooden Comb

Although lighter, plastic combs add no value to your hair. A wooden comb, on the other hand, helps boost blood circulation to the scalp, thereby improving hair quality. Ditch the plastic version to make your contribution not just to your hair, but the environment as well.

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Give Up Gum
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Give Up Gum

Chewing gum might give you a sweet taste to begin with, and of course, the opportunity to make bubbles.

Made from synthetic rubber, that is plastic, chewing gum is hard to dispose off and is another foe of the climate which must be dumped.

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Use A Smarter Toothbrush
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Use A Smarter Toothbrush

Using a bamboo toothbrush may sound harsh to millennials. However, using a toothbrush with a replaceable head is more doable for Gen-Z. While toothbrushes and their bristles are plastic-based, smarter techniques can help cut down on wastage, thereby helping the environment.

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