From as far back as I can remember, we have been drinking out of plastic water bottles and taking our lunch to work in plastic food bags. Similarly to our phones, food and sleep – plastic has become a large part of our routine and it’s time we break the pattern.
Over the years you will notice how your life has changed, the job you do and the people in it, but has your plastic usage? If you really think about it the likely hood is that you use more plastic now than ever before. Using plastic isn’t a complete no go but if you aren’t recycling, then you’re not helping the environment.
With online content and social media awareness, the message is out there for us all to see. We need to make a change as the planet is starting to suffer. It’s the small everyday routines that are a great place to start with some minor tweaks.
To get you on your way to a new plastic free life, we’ve got some suggestions.
Who would have thought you could find an alternative. Well we’re pleased we have and have fallen in love. Mouthwash in tablet form, crazy but impressive.
Add a mouthwash tablet to a glass of water, gargle and let it work its magic. And to top it off, it comes in a cute glass bottle that can be reused or recycled.
If you’ve received your weekly groceries from an online shop, it’s astounding how many carrier bags you receive with very few items. You know have the option to select a delivery with no bags at all. A quick and easy solution to remove the plastic from your home and saves you some money too!
Shopping when you’re out and about allows you to take control of the bagging situation. Take a bag for life, cotton tote bag or a paper bag to pack away your groceries.
Making sure you have them to hand for each shopping trip to stop the use on unnecessary plastic bags.
There’s plastic in hundreds and thousands of beauty products, if not just the container it comes in. Either way plastic is plastic and if there’s an alternative, we can’t wait to hear about it.
Our cans of deodorant or roll on options have either a plastic lid or have a complete plastic take over. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We finally have brands out there taking the ocean pollution serious enough to come up with an ocean, plastic and vegan friendly solution.
Bees wax wraps
Wrap your food down in style.
Swap the cling film for a plain or printed beeswax wrap. This is a great way to stop the use of sandwich and food bags and rock up to work with a pretty looking snack.
The stiff structure of the wrap means all you must do is fold the sides around your food. So, come lunch time you can enjoy a nice fresh pack up.
Reusable Coffee Cup
Grabbing that morning coffee on the way to work is a part of the day we can get on board with.
Many places now offer a fantastic incentive to use a reusable cup when reaching for your daily caffeine. If your handing over your own cup, you will receive a small discount. Making the taste of the coffee that little bit sweeter!
The even greater thing about owning your own cup is there are more quirky prints out there. Not to mention a range of cups made from a range of materials like bamboo & metal.