You may have heard how turtles choke to death because they often mistakenly eat plastic bags (thinking that they are jelly fish). Other animals are hurt by plastic waste, too. For example, this fledging albatross ate plastic pellets (unknowingly fed by his mother) until his stomach was filled with plastic and then starved to death.
There are many ways you can minimize your plastic use. For example, purchase stainless steel utensils for your kitchen (as opposed to plastic). Stainless steel utensils lasts longer and can be readily recyclable.
Electronics are often over packaged with plastic (to avert theft and for safe shipping). Contact your favorite electronic manufacturers and let them know that there are biodegradable packaging alternatives that they should use for their products.
Other countries have regulations that require manufacturers to incorporate product recycability into their product design. For example, in Japan, April 2013, the Act on Promotion of Recycling of Small Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment, manufacturers are legally obligated to incorporate recyclability into product design with the purpose of reducing costs associated with the recycling/reuse of resources
Eco-friendly activist trying to make more healthy eco-friendly choices for my family.