Plastic is hiding everywhere in our day-to-day lives. If you've been participating in plastic-free July, it's likely that you've noticed this even more lately. Try not to get discouraged! Here are our top simple swaps for plastic-free everyday items to help you with this challenge, and to cultivate your sustainable lifestyle.
In the bathroom...
Plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose. Make sure your next one is made from bamboo, they're compostable!
Approximately 2 billion razors are thrown out each year. Treat yourself to a metal safety razor and it'll last forever!
Plastic shower poufs are a haven for bacteria and can only be disposed of in landfills. Get the same lather you love with an agave plant fibre soap saver or bath mitt.
In the kitchen...
Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year! Try reusable cotton produce and bulk bags instead, they even help keep your produce fresh!
Plastic kitchen sponges are even worse for harbouring bacteria than your shower pouf. Our dish scrubbers are washable and reusable!
Toronto is unable to recycle any single-use coffee cups so they all end up in landfill. Make the switch to a reusable travel mug today!
Always carrying a plastic tube of hand lotion around? Swap out for a metal tin of all natural shea butter.
Hopefully this list has given you you some new plastic-free swap ideas. No matter where you are on your sustainable lifestyle journey, we all have the same goal: