Let's be honest - we have all used single-use plastics at the cottage. It's quicker and easier with large groups of people.
As Cottage Life said, "It’s easy to opt for what’s convenient and forget about the environment, especially when relaxing and having fun are top priority, as they often are at the cottage. But it’s our clean waterways and the wildlife that relies on them that makes cottage country so special."
The first step is to use refillable water bottles instead of buying plastic ones. Keep a lot around the cottage and maybe label them so everyone can have their own!
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