Wondering what more you can do to reduce your plastic use and waste this year? We've put together a list of easy, eco-friendly swaps for those who are eager to protect the planet but short on time.
1. Out with Q-Tips, in with U-Tips
Say no to single-use cotton buds and get your hands on a reusable U-Tip. Made of medical grade silicone with a sustainable and naturally anti-bacterial bamboo case these tips can be used again and again.
Great for makeup application and personal hygiene and comes with three different tip heads.
2. Say Hello to Reusable Makeup Wipes
This handy set of makeup remover pads are washable so they can be reused time and time again. The 5 pack of wipes are made of Hemp and Cotton, and will are very gentle on the skin. This beautiful pack comes in a hemp breathable bag, helping to reduce your plastic consumption.
3. Switch Up Your Floss
Regular dental floss is made from plastic. The tiny pieces of nylon string can take up to 200 years to degrade in landfill, and will wreak havoc on marine life if they end up in the ocean. Cue Untrashy's natural, plastic free dental floss. Made of 100% silk fibres, this floss comes in a mini refillable glass jar and recyclable cardboard box. Better for the planet and your body.
4. It's a Wrap (for Disposable Cling Wrap)
It's time to dispose of plastic cling wrap for good and start using Reusable Food Wraps. Handmade in Mullumbimby, Australia using GOTS certified organic cotton and natural ingredients, our HoneyBee Wraps are perfect for storing fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, leftovers, bread, salads and more. The Fair Trader stocks both beeswax and vegan options.
5. Lunch On the Go? Say No to Disposable Cutlery
This cutlery swag has everything you need for lunch or dinner on the go. The set includes a fork, spoon, knife and chopsticks, straw and straw cleaner.
6. Tough on Stains, Gentle on the Planet
This all natural, plastic-free laundry soap bar is made from botanicals from the Thurlby garden in Western Australia. Use for spot cleaning, hand washing and laundering on the go. Removes spots, stubborn stains and plain old dirt.
7. Plastic-Free Shaving
A fantastic plastic-free, reusable shaving tool made from durable stainless steel. Simply unscrew the handle and the blade holder will open for a safe and easy blade swap.
8. Ditch Plastic Bottles and Lids and Grab a Tin
Regular shaving cream often comes packaged in plastic and contains harsh and unnatural ingredients. Thurlby Close Shave Soap is an all natural shaving soap that gives a smooth shave on even the most sensitive skin. Hand-crafted in Western Australia, it comes in a reusable tin.
9. Wash Dishes the Natural Way
An eco-friendly alternative to plastic dish brushes and synthetic sponges, this all natural dish brush is made from wood and sturdy, plastic-free bristles. The brush head is replaceable, minimising waste in the kitchen.