Ditch This, Use That : Top swaps for Plastic-free July

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...

Ditch: plastic toothbrush, Use: bamboo toothbrush

Plastic toothbrushes take over 400 years to decompose. Make sure your next one is made from bamboo, they're compostable!

Brush With Bamboo Adult Toothbrush

Ditch: disposable razors, Use: metal safety razor

Approximately 2 billion razors are thrown out each year. Treat yourself to a metal safety razor and it'll last forever!

Rockwell 6C Double Edge Safety Razor

Ditch: plastic shower pouf, Use: agave fibre soap saver

 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.

Sayula Agave Soap Saver Pouch

Sayula Agave Soap Bath/Shower Mitt

In the kitchen...

Ditch: plastic wrap, Use: vegan wax food wraps

Swap single-use plastic wrap for reusable organic vegan wax food wraps. Finally an eco-friendly option made without beeswax!

Earthology Organic Vegan Food Wraps (3)

Earthology Organic Vegan Food Wraps (5)

Ditch: plastic produce bags, Use: reusable cotton produce bags

Americans use 100 billion plastic bags a year! Try reusable cotton produce and bulk bags instead, they even help keep your produce fresh!

Dans Le Sac Zero Waste Kit

Dans Le Sac Produce Bags (3)

Ditch: plastic kitchen sponge, Use: Agave fibre dish scrubber

Plastic kitchen sponges are even worse for harbouring bacteria than your shower pouf. Agave fibre dish scrubbers are clean and compostable!

Sayula Agave Dish Scrubber


Ditch: disposable coffee cups, Use: reusable travel mug 

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! 

JOCO Reusable Glass Cup 8oz

JOCO Reusable Glass Cup 12oz

JOCO Reusable Glass Cup 16oz

Ditch: plastic lotion tub, Use: shea butter tin

Always carrying a plastic tube of hand lotion around? Swap out for a metal tin of all natural shea butter.

Eu'Genia Shea Everyday Formula

Eu'Genia Shea Dermatologial Formula

Ditch: ziploxk baggies, Use: reusable snack bags 

The average United States family uses 500 disposable Ziploc bags each year. Time to make the switch to reusable snack bags!

Colibri Reusable Snack Bag Small

Colibri Reusable Snack Bag Large

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:

save the Earth

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