Global Warming is an issue that affects all of us. Some of us, it affects right now with heavier storms, severe draughts, melting ice and rising sea levels. Some who live in an area that’s mostly surrounded by mountains, we don’t feel it as much, yet. Still, it’s an issue everyone is affected by. We as consumers can do our part in helping our planet. In this post I want to show you 5 easy (and pretty cheap) ways to reduce plastic waste significantly and help the environment.
Get yourself a stainless steel water bottle.
Here, the only thing that you have to think about is whether the lid is made of steel as well and how big your bottle needs to be to fit your needs. I have one that holds 500ml and that works perfectly for me.
Get a plastic free bento with reusable cutlery for when you’re out and about.
I have a wheat based bento and wheat based cutlery. But there’s also steel, bamboo and some other more creative materials to choose from.
Get a reusable straw. Those are mostly made of bamboo or steel as far as I know. You can get them really cheap or really expensive, depending on the brand. If you’re unsure, I’d suggest buying a cheaper one to see i fit works for you. Some companies sell the straws with little boxes so it’s easier to carry them around.
Get yourself a plastic free coffee cup to go.
My favorites are those that have two walls. I personally don’t have a coffee cup because I got myself smaller thermos flasks that can hold about 500ml and I put tea in them or sometimes when I go to Starbucks I let them fill my coffee into my thermos.
Try out naked beauty products.
There are a ton of shops on Etsy, or online like Lush for example that have a variety of beauty products that don’t have plastic packaging. Some don’t even need any packaging at all. I personally use naked soaps from Lush and smaller Etsy Shops. I also have a naked deodorant bar from Lush and solid shampoo and I’m totally in love with those, too.
They’re not only great fort he environment, most of these products are handmade by small businesses, especially on Etsy. Since the Etsy fees went up, one of my favorite shops isn’t on Etsy anymore, like so many. But I do want to share their link because they’re great. I do not get any benefits from linking to them. One of them is Lunar Bazaar, Grace and Honey I can really recommend doesn’t have many naked products, but it’s all handmade and as far as I know they’re switching to plastic free packaging as well.
I hope this helped you get some basic ideas on how you can reduce plastic, espepecially when you’re out in town or away travelling.
What are your favorite plastic-free products? Share them in the comments!