How to eliminate plastic from your household
You may already be trying to ditch plastic from your life, but let’s be honest, living totally plastic-free is not always possible and in some cases completely out of our budget. Some plastic alternatives can be expensive, others simply can’t replace them completely. However, there are many efforts we can make and with the consistent commitment our small steps will make the world a better place.
Buy in bulk
Bring your container and buy your rice, pasta, beans or nuts in bulk. If your nearest grocery store doesn’t offer the option to buy in bulk, with some googling you’ll easily find other stores in your neighborhood that do that. Don’t use plastic bags, instead bring a reusable container, paper or grocery bag.
Say no to fruit and vegetables wrapped in plastic
Use a shampoo bar
Swap plastic shampoo and conditioner bottler for natural shampoo bars. One bar will last you approximately 80 washes and saves money as well. You'll find these bars in nearly all zero-waste stores around the world.
It is estimated that just in the U.S alone 500 million straws are used every single day and that 8.3 billion plastic straws pollute the world’s beaches. Only 9% is recycled and the majority ends up in landfills and eventually in the ocean. Bamboo straws are ideal for hot drinks and are a safer option instead of mainstream plastic straws. Not only do they make an evening with friends more fun, but they also make all of your drinks look exotic on your feed as well!