A part of my minimalist journey has been focusing on going a step further in reducing my plastic consumption. I have been actively reducing my usage of plastic bags, single-use water bottles, and other plastics since I was in high school, but I wanted to take it a step further. We use way too much plastic and we use it without even thinking twice about it all. It’s just become second nature to just buy plastic products and take without thinking. So because I have been working to reduce plastic in my life, I decided that I wanted to take it to the next level by thinking about those items that we don’t often consider swapping out. Below you’ll find those items that I have now cut from my life that typically have always been plastic. Basically, I want this earth to be more beautiful for my children than it was when I was a child. Realistically, that will not be the case but I can do everything in my power to make it happen. At this point, there’s more plastic in the sea than fish which is heartbreaking and it’s not going to go away unless we physically remove it because as we all know, plastic doesn’t biodegrade. Okay, it does but not in your or your child’s or your grandchild’s lifetime. So here are the things I’m avoiding or changing to reduce my plastic consumption.