You may be well along in your low-waste living lifestyle OR you may be reading this blog post and are totally new to on your eco journey (welcome ♻️!).
Regardless of where you are at, here are 5 easy plastic swaps you can incorporate into your day to day life, that you may not have thought of.
1) BREAK UP WITH PAPER TOWELS FOR SWEDISH DISHCLOTHS
To make one ton of paper towels, 17 trees and 20,000 gallons of water are polluted- so much unnecessary waste!
Also, the two main chemicals found in most paper towels are Chlorine and Formaldehyde. ... the by-products of using Chlorine for bleaching are toxins such as dioxin and furans, which are known to be extremely dangerous to the human body.- storednaturally
Alternatively, Swedish dishcloths are becoming increasingly more popular with the benefits being: how versatile they are, life span, being completely biodegradable and eco-friendly + they save you TONS of $$$ in the long run!
2) BREAK UP WITH PLASTIC WRAP FOR BEESWAX WRAPS
If you find yourself constantly pulling out the saran wrap, beeswax wraps could potentially become your new #BFF.
While saran wrap finds itself filling up landfills and releasing toxins, beeswax wraps can be used over and over again, then composted at end of life.
3) BREAK UP WITH DISPOSABLE SPONGES FOR WALNUT SCOURING PADS
Green-and-yellow plastic kitchen sponges are harmful to the environment; they're made from synthetic fibres that pollute waterways and aren't biodegradable, so they're sitting in landfills around the world.
SAY HELLO to Walnut Scouring Pads, gentle on surfaces AND the environment!
4) BREAK UP WITH PLASTIC PRODUCE BAGS FOR REUSABLE COTTON BAGS
Not only are plastic bags a major eye-sore but plastic bags that become garbage endanger many facets of the environment, including marine life and the food chain.
So why not swap for a set of cotton produce bags? lightweight and durable and easy to clean!
5) BREAK UP WITH PLASTIC CLEANING PRODUCTS FOR REFILLABLE CONTAINERS FROM A TAP WALL
About 2.8 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in Canadian landfills every year – equivalent to the weight of 24 CN towers.
Plastic cleaning supplies are a leading cause for this. Why not make the switch to refilling containers or jars at a local refill wall near you?. It will SHAVE some plastic & SAVE you money!
PLASTIC PRODUCT SWAPS LISTED BELOW 👇🏼
We would love to know what some of your favourite plastic switches are! Leave a comment below ⬇️
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