5 Easy Ways to Cut Plastic On Holiday

1 - Ditch plastic shopping bags

We are all on the band wagon of using re-usable shopping bags, which is amazing. But did you bring them on holiday? Likely not! A,D8 supplies shopping trolleys in each property so you can ditch the plastic bags altogether and not spend your holiday money on more plastic shopping bags. Another alternative is to use your hand luggage case and if it's on wheels, even better!

2 - Invest in a bamboo toothbrush

Head on over to your closest health store whether it's a local independent or the good old Holland and Barrett and grab yourself a bamboo toothbrush. You'll feel good about yourself brushing your pegs knowing that your small action has made an impact on the reduction of plastic. The next time you see a photo of a turtle with a toothbrush up its nose you'll be certain it wasn't yours!

3 - Reusable Take Out Coffee Cups

Although coffee cups appear to be paper, many have plastic linings on the inside and don't forget the coffee lid. Now it pays for you to take your own reusable coffee cup, which you can easily grab at a supermarket, with many coffee shops taking a small amount off your coffee bill. It's a great incentive to cut the takeaway cups saving both parties money and harming the environment.

4 - Say no to straws

This one most companies are doing for you. Now, in a restaurant, pub or bar, most only offer paper straws but if you happen to be grabbing a cocktail somewhere that is slightly behind the times then politely ask for it without the plastic straw.

5 - Never buy black plastic

Many microwaveable meals, meats and frozen foods come in black plastic containers. The recycling industry is amazing at recycling most plastic but black plastic currently cannot be recycled. Until the big supermarkets stop using black plastic, the easiest way to tackle this is to avoid buy foods in black plastic. You're on holiday anyway, so head out to a restaurant or a pub and have a meal cooked for you.