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9 Easy, Eco Swaps to Make for Sustainable Living

Posted by Rebecca Sykes on

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.

Buy Reusable U-Tips here

 2. Say Hello to Reusable Makeup Wipes

Untrashy Reusable Eco-Friendly Cotton 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.

Buy Reusable Makeup Wipes (5 pack) here

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.

Buy Silk Dental Floss here

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.

Buy Beeswax & Vegan Food Wraps here

5.  Lunch On the Go? Say No to Disposable Cutlery

Sustainable Living Festival | Bamboo Reusable 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.

Buy Travel Bamboo Cutlery Swag

6. Tough on Stains, Gentle on the Planet

Sustainable Living | Australian Made Plastic Free Laundry Soap

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.

Buy Australian Made Laundry Soap Bar here

7. Plastic-Free Shaving

Sustainable Living | Plastic Free Eco-Friendly Razor

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.

Buy Untrashy Butterfly Safety Razor

8. Ditch Plastic Bottles and Lids and Grab a Tin

Sustainable Living | Australian Made, Plastic Free Shaving Soap

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.

Buy Australian Made Shaving Soap here

9. Wash Dishes the Natural Way

Untrashy Wooden Dish Brush | Sustainable Living

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.

Buy Untrashy Wooden Dish Brush here

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