Khloé Kardashian responds to single-use plastic backlash

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Photo credit: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian
Photo credit: Instagram/Khloe Kardashian

Khloé Kardashian has responded after being called a "hypocrite" for her stance on single-use plastics.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to her Instagram Stories yesterday (7 June) to encourage her followers to use less single-use plastic water bottles. Sounds pretty innocuous, right?

In her story, she said, "There's something that irks me... I see people taking water bottles and just pouring it into the gallon size refillable plastic water bottles.

"That defeats the purpose because those water bottles are just gonna go in a landfill somewhere and potentially cause - you know - pollution when we're trying to limit our usage of single-use plastics."

While Khloé clearly had good intentions with this message, some took to Twitter to point out that she hasn't exactly got the squeakiest clean record of taking care of the environment. One user, wrote, "NOT Khloe Kardashian lecturing me about single use plastic when she literally owns at least 11 cars and throws Gatsby gatherings every weekend with a minimum of 4,000 balloons."

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Khloé's habit of posting Instagrams heavy on the balloons appeared to be the main cause for concern. Another user wrote, "So @khloekardashian you’re really concerned about single use plastics?! But not the environmental impact of the excessive balloons & flowers you constantly buy!"

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Khloé took to Twitter to set the record straight, tweeting, "Oh my! LOL What drives me is that people turn nothing into some thing. It must be a slow news day. I am constantly learning and trying to be better for the environment for the sake of my daughter.

"I am the last one to say that I’m super environmentally conscious because I know how much more I have to learn. All I was simply saying is a pet peeve of MINE. I find it silly that people are pouring 4 to 5 single use plastic bottles into a reusable container. It’s sort of defeats the purpose."

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Khloé elaborated, "I was trying to provide a suggestion such as a water filtration system that you can buy easily for the price of a case of water bottles. Sometimes plastic water bottles are the only option for some people and I totally get that.

"Sometimes it’s what I grab. It’s not about being perfect. It’s about learning and hopefully making small changes for our future. Holy smokes. Anyways I love when I get educated on easy tips as to how to potentially make a change in our world. Feel free to tweet me some tips.

"I’m always down to learn and I’ll see how that incorporates into my life. Hopefully We all do our part in our own ways. I’m proud of us all for doing our best and simply trying. But these stories saying I’m shaming peps is BS because I’m a baby at this stuff myself."

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Just another drama-fulled day in the Kardashian family, eh?

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