Are you trying to give up single-use plastics like straws and water bottles? That's a great first step in helping to lessen dependence on plastic, but you may want to consider giving up another single-use plastic: chewing gum. Though it acts like a food product, chewing gum is actually a mix of synthetic rubber, which is essentially plastic. And when you spit it out, it goes into the landfill, or worse, it dries up and is mistaken for food by wild animals. Good alternatives include all-natural gum brands that use chicle as their “chewing” base.
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