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For this month’s giveaway, I wanted to highlight a few companies that are doing their part to help reduce the growing problem of plastic pollution in the ocean.

In my past life, I worked extensively on marine debris issues, and I was recently reminded of just how bad things have gotten when the video below surfaced on the web. It shows a team of researchers in Costa Rica removing a plastic straw from a sea turtle’s nostril.

 Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident. In fact, over 14 billion pounds of trash end up in our oceans every year…much of which is single-use plastic items such as plastic bags, plastic water bottles, and food containers.

This plastic pollution kills hundreds of thousands of marine species every year, and anyone who loves surfing, diving, sailing, and other ocean-based recreation should care about this atrocity.

There are many ways to take action, but the easiest thing you can do is stop using single-use plastic items. It’s as simple as doing things like taking your own bags to the grocery store and drinking out of a reusable water bottle. Studies also show that plastic isn’t necessarily the best for your health, so by swapping out the plastic for reusable items, you are doing both yourself and our planet a favor.

Another thing you can do is to join the Annual International Coastal Cleanup that takes place in September every year, where over half a million volunteers gather to collect trash off of our beaches and waterways. This year’s event is taking place on Saturday, September 19th. For more information on the event and to find a cleanup site near you, visit this page on the Ocean Conservancy’s website.

Choose to Reuse GiveawayEnter this month's "Choose to Reuse" Giveaway featuring a sweet package of reusable goods from Klean Kanteen, To-Go Ware, and ChicoBag that can help reduce marine debris and save all those cute ocean critters.

This month, I’ve partnered with To-Go Ware, ChicoBag, and Klean Kanteen to put together a prize package that will help two lucky Bearfoot readers reduce their consumption of single-use plastics. Here’s what you’ll get:

Enter this month's "Choose to Reuse" Giveaway featuring a sweet package of reusable goods from Klean Kanteen, To-Go Ware, and ChicoBag that can help reduce marine debris and save all those cute ocean critters.

 To-Go Ware two-tier stainless steel food container: This portable, dishwasher-safe lunchbox is perfect for picnics or the workplace. You can even ask your favorite local takeout joint to put your food in here rather than a styrofoam to-go box.

 To-Go Ware RePeat Utensil Set: Made of bamboo, this durable , lightweight set comes with a fork, knife, spoon, and chopsticks, and the pouch is made of recycled water bottle plastic that would otherwise end up in a landfill (or the ocean). Take these utensils to work or store them in  your camping bin so they are ready to go for your next outdoor adventure.

 Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 20 oz Water Bottle: I absolutely love my Klean Kanteen. Their newest bottles are double walled to keep those cold beverages cold and hot drinks hot. And (I probably shouldn’t admit this but…) even after extended periods of use without washing, the stainless steel helps avoids that musty funk that often happens with plastic water bottles. Finally, if you are worried about drinking tap water – as it turns out, bottled water is actually less regulated and no safer than what comes out of the tap. So it’s time to get a Brita filter and put those fears about tap water to rest.

 ChicoBag VITA RePete: Another product made out of recycled plastic water bottles, this reusable shopping bag is really quite amazing. With a 40 pound carrying capacity, it can hold a ton of stuff from the grocery store or famers market, and the shoulder straps make it surprisingly comfortable to carry. It also folds up into a tiny little pouch, making it convenient to store or keep in your glove box so it’s ready when you are out running errands.

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Enter using any of the options in the box below. And don’t forget to share with your friends for additional entries! Giveaway ends September 30th.

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR ENTERING! WHAT STEPS ARE YOU TAKING TO HELP SAVE THIS AWESOME PLANET?  LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW, TWEET ME, OR WRITE ME A POST ON FACEBOOK

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  1. We’ve got a few reusable grocery bags and we always try to say no to plastic! That turtle video I saw a few weeks earlier and it broke my heart. Dangit.

      Yea that video is just awful. That poor little guy. You should definitely check out the VITA bag by ChicoBag. I swear by that thing. I’ve lived in big cities for the past few years where I tended to walk to the grocery store, and even with it stuffed full, I was able to comfortably carry everything home.

    I’m all about recycling but I just found out that 80% of toilet paper is recycling and has bpa in it. I’m upset about this and wonder how many recycled things have bpa in it.

      That’s interesting Jessica. I haven’t heard about this. Something to look into for sure. I guess it depends what recycled materials they are using to produce the new product.

    I am always looking for reusable containers and bottles for backpacking, work lunches, and day trips. I’ll have to check out the To-Go Ware bamboo utensils. My current Stainless Steel utensils can be too heavy f

      Hey Kim – Yea these utensils will definitely be better than stainless steel. For backpacking you might also consider some titanium utensils. Hope that helps! -Kristen

    I have two sets of to-go ware that I keep in my truck. I use them weekly as I am always eating on the go and camping/hiking and what not. This is a sweet giveaway! Thanks for spreading the word.

      Hey Cameron – Glad to hear you like your To-Go Ware. I’m super excited to have partnered with them on this. Thanks for entering! -Kristen

    So, did you pick a winner?

      Hi Jim – I just announced the winner on Facebook this morning and just updated the post. The winners were Erica Bertulis of Maryland & Sheri Martin of Florida. Thanks so much for entering and stay tuned for the next giveaway. Thanks! Kristen

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