April 22 marks Earth Day and it’s coming up soon! Is there any better way to replenish Mother Earth than by switching to a zero waste lifestyle to help her restore back to her normal health? A great way to do this is to swap out everyday items for their zero waste alternatives – you’ll even reduce your carbon footprint, save money and most importantly, reduce your waste and impact on our planet! Here are a few swaps that everyone can make:
Use a reusable coffee cup, not a disposable one!
Are you a frequent coffee drinker? Have you made the switch to a reusable cup to lighten your environmental footprint on the Earth and reduce unnecessary waste? If not, that’s okay – it’s never too late to start! Huskee Reusable Coffee Cups repurpose waste (coffee husk, to be exact!) and are designed to last years. These cups feature a slim body with fins – to make the cup more grip-able and to protect your hands from the heat of your drink, have unique thermal properties to keep your coffee hotter for longer, are non-toxic (BPA free) and dishwasher safe! Make the switch today and save our Mother Earth this coming Earth Day!
Use bar soaps instead of bottled soaps
Bottled soaps are so yesterday! If you are looking for a new earth-friendly switch, look no further than switching to bar soaps! Making this switch will save you money as bar soaps last longer than bottled soap AND lather up better due to the ingredients being more concentrated and undiluted by water. All our bar soaps are 100% natural, detergent free, palm oil free, paraben free, cruelty free, biodegradable, vegan and come in minimal packaging. Choose from shampoo bars, conditioner bars, facial cleaners, exfoliators, dish and laundry soap, and more!
Switch out your toothpaste tube to one in a reusable glass jar
These days, there are plenty of zero waste alternatives and one of those is options is none other than completely natural toothpaste packaged in a reusable glass jar. Available in Spearmint or Activated Charcoal flavour, these toothpastes are high in minerals, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and natural organic silica, and have been developed to cleanse and remineralise your teeth in the most natural way possible!
Invest in a menstrual cup and never look back!
We understand that it might be intimidating to try new things but when there are so many benefits to making one switch, why not?! The first thing to note is how much waste you will reduce in no longer having to rip open plastic pad or tampon packaging. The second thing is how much money you will save! Are you ready for it? You WILL save almost $771 throughout your whole menstrual lifecycle! Invest in a Lunette Menstrual Cup for a savvy, safe, odourless and zero waste period that also lasts up to 12 hours a day.
To see how we did the math, head here!
Use reusable facial pads, not the disposables ones!
They are the zero waste alternative to disposable cotton facial pads. Reusable Bamboo Facial Pads are ideal for everyday use. Use them to cleanse your face, tone your face, remove makeup and even remove nail polish (but keep this one separate from your other ones!). Our Bamboo Facial Pads are dual sided featuring a soft velour side for sensitive skin and eye makeup removal, and a terrycloth side for gentle exfoliation and removing stubborn makeup!
Use a reusable water bottle and say no to plastic
Save our planet by reducing your plastic waste and making the switch to a reusable water bottle. JOCO Flasks are Artisian-blown from high-grade borosilicate glass and feature a naturally antibacterial olive wood lid and velvet touch grip. Designed to last you a lifetime, completely plastic free, certified non-toxic, bisphenol (BPA, BPF, BPS, EA) free, and available in Neutral, Amberlight or Black – there’s one for everyone!
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