10 Simple Swaps to a Plastic-Free Home- A Starter Guide
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“Think about it. Why would you make something that you’re going to use for a few minutes out of a material that’s basically going to last forever, and you’re just going to throw it away. What’s up with that?”
Jeb Berrier, Bag It movie
It’s July, and as we all know, Plastic Free July is on the move. We have curated a list of 10 eco-friendly products you can use instead of plastic ones. But do you know why Plastic Free July is?
What is Plastic Free July?
Plastic Free July® is a registered charity based in Australia, but operating across the globe. It is a global movement that started in Australia in 2011, which helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – helps people be aware of plastic pollution, take steps to curb it, so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
Below are some of the plastic-free alternatives you can use to reduce the impact of ever-growing plastic on our environment.
P.S.: The last one is our absolute favorite!
Start your mornings with a minimal-use plastic resolution. Once your current plastic toothbrush is worn off, make a wise decision and buy bamboo toothbrushes which can be composted after use, unlike plastic ones.
Your Oral health is manifested from your tongue. Copper is known for its numerous health and therapeutic benefits. The natural copper tongue cleaner will remove bacteria as debris and keeps toxins at bay with every scrape.
Be it a bamboo straw which can be composted after it has worn out, or the reusable stainless steel/copper straws, we can vouch they are anyday better than the plastic straws out there.
Humans have created 8.3 billion metric tons of plastics since large-scale production of the synthetic materials began in the early 1950s and most of them reside in landfills or in the natural environment. A simple thing you can do is always carry your own water bottle when you head out and avoid buying plastic bottles.
When it comes to shaving, the modern day safety razors are creating a lot of unnecessary waste. Billions of cartridges and plastic razors are thrown every year, which cannot be recycled, as a result of which they end up in nature or are burnt. But a good old traditional safety razor made from bamboo which can last for years and be composted afterwards is what we need.
It’s high time we get rid of the plastic loofahs and start using minimal and sustainable cleaning alternatives to do away with plastic and live mindfully. A dry body brush or loofah sponge is a natural body cleansing scrub perfect for exfoliating your skin naturally.
Cotton Ear Buds made from bamboo and cotton makes it completely biodegradable. It’s a sustainable alternative for the conventional ear buds which comes at the cost of harming our nature.
As simple and as basic it may sound, Neem wood combs can do wonders for your luscious hair (and for the environment). When it comes to hair, good nourishment and care is vital. It is known for its medicinal properties which helps with hair fall and treats dandruff, is antimicrobial, anti-static, prevents frizzing and breaking of hair due to static like with plastic combs. Its soft edges and intoxicating neem fragrance, soothes your mind while combing.
How great would it be to be able to grow flower plants in your garden once your pencil is too short to write? We believe magic exists, and it is in the form of plantable calendars, eco pencils, eco pens and plantable edible pencil colors.