The aim of this article is have you rethink your spending habits when it comes to plastic. We will guide you through 10 Plastic-free alternatives that everyone should be switching to in 2019. And hopefully, get you making greener choices.
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The first of the 10 Plastic-free alternatives is replacing cling film with household linen to wrap food. Bee Green Wraps are a great alternative to Cling Film. They are 100% natural and reusable. Bee Green Wraps are versatile, mouldable, strong and water resistant, but best of all they are reusable! Bee Green Wraps are doing their bit to create a plastic-free environment. After all, there is no need for plastic lunch boxes or cling film covered food. These wraps will keep your food fresh. And best of all, you can reuse their wraps for up to a year and compost when finished.
Lush are famed for their commitment to eco-friendly choices and the environment. They offer a wide selection of soaps and shower bombs, all of which come in a beautifully branded Lush paper bag.
Instead of buying vegetables at the supermarket switch to a seasonal veg box. Abel & Cole veg boxes can be purchased for as little as £12.50 per week. All Abel & Cole’s British Veg Boxes includes six varieties of home-grown organic veg from growers up and down the country. They plan the contents of this box with what grows in Britain throughout the year, which means you eat seasonally. Veg boxes arrive weekly so you have fresh food and a variety of flavours. Weekly boxes help Abel & Cole’s farmers plan and prevent waste too. And if you wish to adjust the frequency of your deliveries, it’s easily done!
Tea Pigs’ mission is to get the nation drinking real tea again. The founders believe that there’s a whole world of quality teas out there that simply aren’t getting the attention they deserve. And so, Tea Pigs aims to solve this. Gone are the days of forgetting to top up your teabags because Teapigs offers a subscribe and save delivery service straight to your front door.
Opt out of buying coffee cups and instead have a reusable one handy for that essential morning coffee run. In the UK we use 7 million disposable coffee cups every day – that’s 2.5 billion every year. Cups are technically recyclable; however, due to the complex way they are produced, the vast majority of coffee cups are not recycled. Although coffee cups are made largely of paper, they are lined with plastic polyethylene, which makes the cup waterproof and therefore able to contain liquid. Also, the difficulty of recycling coffee cups is increased by the fact they are contaminated with drink. This means cups cannot be recycled at standard recycling plants, and must instead be taken to special facilities – only three of which exist in the UK. In reality, the amount of coffee cups that end up being recycled is less than 1 per cent.
Go old school and swap your disposable plastic razor for a stainless steel razor with recycable aluminum blades. A 3-piece double-edged safety razor will give a close smooth shave for years without the user suffering from razor burn or ingrown hairs.
Swap your plastic Tupperware for a stainless steel bento box. Be the envy of all your work colleagues and invest in a lunchbox that will last a lifetime!
Plastic straws are a menace on the world. It’s time we change our purchasing habits and opt for greener choices, especially when it comes to pesky straws! Bamboo straws are fun, functional and Earth friendly. These bamboo straws are completely biodegradable and do not pollute. Made of organic and natural materials they are the best eco-friendly alternative to plastic, steel or glass straws.
The last of 10 Plastic-free alternatives concerns shopping bags! Replace pesky plastic bags for reusable shopping bags. Reusable shopping bags can add a really personal touch to your overall look and can be bought from any store ranging from Waterstones to Aldi. Just make sure you’ve always got one handy at the bottom of your purse or rucksack.