Plastic Free July is a global movement encouraging us to choose to refuse single use plastics. We’ve pulled together some great options for plastic free alternatives to get you rolling!
To find out more and support the cause roll over to plasticfreejuly.org
Reusable coffee mugs and bottles
You can easily avoid takeaway coffee cups by bringing along your own reusable alternative.Single use plastic water bottles are just a no-no
One of our faves is Think Cup who also do an eco starter pack to get you off on the right foot for Plastic Free July
Market Totes & Reusable Shopping Bags
Reusable shopping bags are a fantastic alternative to single-use plastic bags. It’s a great idea to keep a stash of your reusable bags somewhere where you’ll remember them; like in the boot of your car or by your front door. With so many re-usable bag options out there, and lots more supermarkets adopting alternatives.
Bar Soap: Body & Hand Wash
Making the switch from shower gel to bars of soap is an easy way to reduce consumption of single-use plastics. Bar soaps come in different blends to suit body washing, face wash, shampoo and shaving. Personally we roll with Peggy Sue, they’re beautiful soaps are earth & ocean friendly, are zero-waste / plastic-free, and have a low carbon footprint due to their solar powered production. Plus they come wrapped in seeded paper that can be sent pack to the earth.
More and more people are choosing toothbrushes that are made from sustainable, compostable materials like bamboo. Did you know there's also plastic free alternatives available for toothpaste! Like Bite who make their toothpaste in tablet form!
Certified Home Compostable Bin Liners
Choose to refuse plastic bin liners. The best option is our 100% home compostable bin liners. (keep an eye out! They’ll be back in stock soon!) Also try and reduce your waste altogether to lessen the amount of bin liners you need to use on a weekly basis. To take the next step look into starting your own home composting system for food scraps. Try The Compost Revolution for a variety of solutions to composting at home.
DIY Household Cleaners
This is a fun little DIY that the whole family can get involved in. Many household cleaner can be made from natural products without the need for buying chemicals in a plastic bottle every time you run out. A cleaning mixture of 50% white vinegar, 50% water, and essential oils is an effective natural cleaner, add lemon peel and rosemary for a scented and great looking household cleaner. Be sure to use a glass spray bottle. Here are some solutions by Live Simply