Plastic can be found almost everywhere – in our kitchens, in our bathrooms and in our favourite coffee shop. Our food is wrapped in it, our drinks are bottled in it, and who hasn’t put their loose fruits in a plastic bag at the grocery store? But like anything, old habits are easy to wean off when you’re in the right headspace. So here are 6 practical products you can use to filter out the worst pollutant in your life.
It’s the OG. The easiest plastic-free swap you could ever possibly make. It’s the Bamboo Toothbrush. A bamboo toothbrush gives you the same quality of cleaning a plastic brush can offer while eliminating unnecessary waste. They’re naturally antimicrobial and an integral part of our daily lives. With both the packaging and tossing of your toothbrush, recycling, reusing or composting has never been easier!
These lightweight drawstring bags are often sold in two sets or more. They make it easy for you to carry and organise your purchases AND easy for cashiers to weigh your items. They’re washable, reusable, come in a variety of sizes and styles, and can carry almost every loose item!
Take your coffee, chai or herbal tea on the go. They’re 100% reusable, meaning you can fill it up, drink it, wash it, and repeat. Gone are the days you need to worry about the cups degrading… because you’ll never need to throw it out! And since you are no longer throwing away paper cups, you are creating a much more positive impact on the environment, and promoting the better health and protection of the world around you.
There are a number of sustainable, natural beeswax and silk-coated dental flosses on the market – free of plastics, petrochemicals and are biodegradable. Our dental silk floss are made from Ahimsa (Peace) silk, coated with Candelilla wax in a glass flint and metal cap dispenser, ready to be used again and again.
Haven’t we polluted the Earth enough? Stainless steel straws are reusable and can last a lifetime if you clean them properly. They are perfectly safe to use (i.e. are BPA free and do not leach chemicals), easy to clean, shatterproof and great for travel – just pack the straws with a cleaning brush and you are good to go.
Opting for reusable bags is a great place to start if your goal is to reduce plastic use or cut out plastic completely! Organic tote bags are larger and stronger than paper or plastic bags, so not only are they easier to carry your groceries and daily items around, you will no longer need to pay 15c or 20c for a new plastic bag each time you shop!