Plastic can take hundreds of years to break down… and we mean HUNDREDS! Whilst in the process, the environment gets negatively impacted by fumes and chemicals, not to mention the animals that ingest or get caught in plastic when plastic products do not make it to landfill. So, make the switch to plastic free alternatives and help make the world a better and greener place. We’ve listed some of your favourite plastic free products here!
Round Facial Pads, but make them bamboo and reusable!
If you use round cotton facial pads to wipe your make-up off 5 days a week, that’s 260 facial pads tossed in the bin after use per year! Not to mention, they also come packaged in plastic and if you know us, you’d know we love to avoid plastic where possible like it’s a plague. Bamboo Facial Pads are your best bet when it comes to a reusable and sustainable alternative. Featuring a soft velour side for sensitive/soft skin and a terrycloth side for gentle exfoliation, they are also washable which means they could be the last pack of facial pads you’ll ever need to buy again!
Plastic free straws designed to last longer than one use
It’s estimated that 7.5 million plastic straws pollute US shorelines per year, and anywhere from 437 million to 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute shorelines around the world. Now if those numbers don’t make you think twice, we don’t know what will! Reusable straws come in a variety of makes – stainless steel, bamboo and even glass! They’re easy to use and safe too, and best of all, you won’t need to throw them into the bin any time soon!
Plastic produce bags are stubborn components of litter, and despite only being used for a short period of time, they can take hundreds of years to break down in landfill. That’s if… they actually get to landfill. Reusable and organic cotton produce bags make a helluva difference when it comes to plastic waste, plastic pollution and creating great habits. Next time when you go grocery shopping, take your reusable produce bags with you and observe how much plastic waste you have reduced simply by taking that one extra step.
The last shaving razor you’ll ever buy again!
How many plastic razor heads have you thrown out since you first started shaving? The answer is: Too many! With a brass alloy Safety Razor that is completely free of plastic parts and packaging, you’ll never have to replace a razor head again! It also comes with 5 replacement blades where each side of the blade will last you 5-6 shaves. Collect your spent blades in a jar because these babies can go straight to recycling!
Wash, rinse, and repeat with reusable Food Covers
Do you use cling wrap to cover your leftovers? We get it, it may save your sandwich or leftover lasagna but did you know that when cling wrap ends up in landfill or incinerators, a highly toxic chemical (called dioxin) gets released into the air and infiltrates the environment? That’s all the more reason to switch to reusable food covers! There are so many options from organic cotton Food Covers to Silicone Bowl Covers. Don’t forget vegan Beeswax Wraps! Simply wash, rinse and repeat!
A Toothbrush that will not take 500 years to break down
Yep, the average plastic toothbrush takes 500 years to break down, so it’s likely that the first toothbrush you ever used as a child still exists in some form today. However, this doesn’t have to be the case! Bamboo Toothbrushes provide a sustainable, biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastic toothbrushes. It’s suggested to change toothbrushes every 3 months, so when you’re done with your old toothbrush, snap the head off or remove the bristles with pliers, then stick your toothbrush handle straight in the garden or compost!
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