Six ways to reduce your plastic consumption
It’s the single use disposable plastics that we can all try harder to refuse and replace with something else. We implement small steps at a time and get into the habit before taking on something else. This seems to be more sustainable for us than trying to change everything at once!
Here are six easy swaps to inspire you:
♥ Use Smelly Bags
How awesome is this product! We talked about this on Facebook one day and many of you said you liked getting plastic bags from the supermarket for dirty nappies, wet clothes etc. Well, Cindy came up with this fabulous idea to replace plastic bags for all of things like dirty nappies and wet clothes. She sent me a couple to try out and I love them!
The bag is reusable and environmentally friendly and you can whack it in the washing machine. Cindy has also added a name tag and strap and made them really durable and strong. No messy leaks either. Genius! It takes a mum to come up with these things! Get Smelly Bags straight from Cindy online at her website.
♥ Use a bamboo spork
I have been wanting one of these for ages and finally got one for myself to put in my handbag. When I eat out, I no longer have to use plastic cutlery. I feel like such an eco-warrior using this!
The spork is lightweight, comes in the mesh bag and it’s made from sustainably harvested bamboo. Find it here.
Another thing that had been on my list, I grabbed a 4 pack of these from Biome on my recent trip to Brisbane. They also sell the little brushes to clean them with as well. No toxic plastic leaching into drinks now! The kids think they are fabulous and I like them using straws for drinking apple cider vinegar or juices.
Check out the stainless steel straws.
♥ Use stainless steel cups
These cups are on my wish list and the next thing I want to swap over. When we entertain, it feels easier to use disposable plastics but my heart sinks when I clean up and see all that waste! Washing these up really doesn’t take that long and I can lose the eco-guilt.
Find them here.
♥ Use produce bags
This is one change I made last year. They are a fantastic reusable alternative to all those plastic bags for your fruit and veges. They weigh virtually nothing and are easy to wash.
Of course if you are handy you could sew some up yourself or find them online here.
♥ Use food covers and wraps
I talk about these products all the time (can you tell I love them?) because they are so darn good. I have a whole collection of these and they have saved me from using plastic wrap. I just don’t buy it anymore and don’t even miss it.
These products just make it so easy to swap over. They are incredibly durable and have been through many washes and are still in perfect condition. I recommend them to anyone who will listen!
Find them here.
What do you think? Are you keen to make some swaps?
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