We all hate to see how plastic waste is killing our planet and it’s easy to become dispirited, feeling there is little you can do about it. Well here are nine bits of plastic you can quit today.
9 bits of ‘everyday’ plastic you can quit right now!
By now we must all be aware how plastic waste is killing our planet, and you could be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed and thinking there is little you can do about it. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. There are lots of little ways we can all do our bit to create the bigger picture. Here are nine easy-to-implement suggestions of things you can do right now to lessen the impact of plastic on the environment.
1. Plastic Deodorant rollers are the pits
There are alternatives. Take for example NUUD — A cruelty-free deodorant in a sugar cane tube.
- Completely harmless for your body and health
- No aluminium salts, no parabens, no propellants, no artificial fragrances, no vague chemical connections
- Guaranteed leaves no stains
- Sustainable packaging, production & distribution
- 100% animal testing free
- Revolutionary deodorant with microsilver
- Prevents odour instead of just disguising it
- Remains effective for several days (between 3 and 7 days). Sporting, being active or showering: no problem, Nuud remains 100% effective
- Patented formula
NUUD: totally innocent, highly effective Are you ready to experience a deodorant that is highly effective and totally innocent at the same time? A tube of Nuud costs €11,95 and last 6 to 7 weeks on average.* Source: NUUD
2. Single use coffee cups
Ecoffee Cup is a new generation of reusable takeaway cup Created with the world’s fastest growing, most sustainable crop – bamboo fibre, Ecoffee Cup is BPA and phthalate free. Source: Ecoffeecup.eco
3. Stop buying plastic toothbrushes
CLEANER OCEANS, BRIGHTER SMILES! A sustainable bamboo toothbrush can be delivered to your home from The Bamboo Brush Society.* Source: TheBambooBrushSociety
4. Disposable cutlery:
Use compostable single-use or sustainably produced cutlery and plates instead. To check out our article on plates and bowls that are so environmentally friendly that you can actually eat them, CLICK HERE!
5. Say no to plastic Q-Tips:
Are you using plastic cotton buds? Then why not switch to bamboo? From the same makers as the toothbrushes, The Bamboo Brush Society, these cotton buds are 100% biodegradable made from sustainable bamboo and organic cotton.
- 100% Biodegradable
- Made from sustainable bamboo and organic cotton
- 2 boxes with 100 pieces (in total 200 pieces)
Bamboo buds are better 100% Biodegradable. Made from sustainable bamboo and organic cotton.* Source: TheBambooBrishSociety
6. Liquid soap is for drips Simply use soap bars or even shampoo bars instead. Source: Pixabay/HPGruesen
7. Plastic straws suck!
Try sipping your drink. Almost everyone can do it. Ok, we appreciate there is a small percentage of people who, for reasons beyond their control, find it difficult or even impossible to drink without the use of a straw. We acknowledge that, but it is a very tiny number of people overall. The “ablist” argument from some quarters against a straw ban on behalf of this small number of people is doubtless a well-meaning but perhaps misguided call. These individuals are fully aware they need a straw, and they can bring one with them. That doesn’t require a box of 100 on the counter of every bar, restaurant, hotel, burger joint and nightclub in the land.
ONYA: BAGS BETTER Reusable, durable and washable, they are breathable and can help your produce last longer. Source: ONYA
8. Plastic produce bags:
Bring a reusable, durable and washable produce bag. They are breathable and can help your produce last longer. A great example of these is from Australian company ONYA who make bread bags, bulk food bags, produce bags, shopping bags, disposal bags, and much more. All their products have green credentials. To check out their range of cool stuff, CLICK HERE! *
9. No bottled water: Drink from the tap or take a reusable bottle with you
Don’t buy single-use plastic bottles of water. It’s virtually guaranteed you don’t need it. Like with the straws, we acknowledge a tiny number of people have little choice but to use bottled water, but most of us don’t need it. We just don’t. Get a water filter for home. Anyway, the odds of you dehydrating between the breakfast table and the office are slim to none. Honestly. If you really must clutch a bottle to you everywhere you go as if your very life depended on it… please make it a reusable one and fill it with your home-filtered water.
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