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Archive: Arkansas State C.A.R. Project 2020-2021

2020-2021 Project

Conservation of Plastic Use – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Purpose: Protect Arkansas’ wildlife and natural beauty through the reduction of plastic.

Did you know that?:

  • The average person uses about 220 pounds of plastic each year.
    • This number must be reduced. Most plastic gets thrown away, goes into the landfill, and then spreads into bodies of water and/or in the ground.
  • Plastic – at minimum – takes up to 1000 years to decompose.
    • Plastic bags take 10-20 years.
    • Plastic water bottles take 450 years to decompose.
  • The United States has increased plastic production by 44 % since the year 2000.
  • 111 Billion water bottles are used in the USA annually.
  • 18 billion pounds of plastic waste goes into the ocean every year.
  • 100 million marine animals die every year from plastic consumption

In order to help the planet, we must conserve our plastic use.

How we can conserve plastic:

  • Order less online.
  • Bring our own grocery bags to the store.
  • Buy mesh bags for produce.
  • Use bamboo or metal straws and utensils.

These are all eco-friendly ideas that help to conserve our plastic use.

Other ways to conserve plastic use are:

  • Buy bar soap.
  • Paper sandwich bags or reusable sandwich containers in school lunches.
  • Use powdered detergent instead of liquid sold in plastic bottles for laundry detergents and dishwashing soap.
  • Recycle what you can.
  • Buy/Use refillable metal water bottles.

It is required of stewards that they be found faithful.

1 Corinthians 4:2 King James Bible