Simple Swaps For Plastic Free July
5 Swaps for this Plastic Free July
As we're sure you've all guessed, Plastic Free July is our favourite time of the year. It's chance for us to share all our Plastic Free knowledge and to hopefully inspire you all the make some simple swaps and changes. With that being said, we don't want anyone to feel overwhelmed, swamped or confused at the prospect of going plastic free. Which is why we thought what would be better than a simple plastic free blog, showcasing 5 simple swaps you can make that will have a big impact.
1. Refillable Water Bottle
If you haven't done this already then make this the first swap. There is no longer a need for those horrible plastic water bottles. Taking up space in our supermarket, filling up our landfills, littering our oceans. Not to mention the toxins that can seep into the water.
Refillable water bottles are quite possibly one of our favourite swaps and the one that can have a big impact.
If you think that ever plastic bottle of water you've even drunk could end up in landfill or wasting valuable energy being recycled. Now, think about being able to fill up your water bottle for years and years with zero waste! It's a game changer and as well as saving on waste it will actually save you money in the long run.
2. Refillable Soap
Go back to basics with soap and switch up your plastic bottle of soap for one that can be refilled time and time again!
Soaps that do the job and not harm the planet. We love the Neat Foaming Hand Wash as it's fine to the skin and the planet. It's proudly free from sulphates, dyes, parabens and phosphates.
- Single-use plastic
- Chlorine Bleach
3. Cleaning Sachets
Plastic free cleaning sachets are one of the most simple swaps out and they also allow you to keep using the plastic cleaning bottles you already have. Which is great as they don't end up going to waste.
Ocean Saver are big favourites at Plastic Freedom and you can see why. With their plant-based formulas and non-toxic ingredients they are not only kinder to the planet but they actually do the job.
Why we love them
- Palm oil free
- Cruelty free
- Paraben free
- Work in hard and soft water
- Reduced carbon emissions
- Made in Europe
4. Reusable Kitchen Roll
Simple swaps that can be reused again and again, that's what we love about Plastic Free July. It's not just about ditching the plastics. It's about swapping out items that are disposable and opting for products that can be reused time and time again.
Which is why we adore Marley's Monsters unpaper towels which are pre-rolled on a cardboard tube. They can be used what any paper towel holder. They are the perfect eco-friendly replacement to disposable kitchen roll.
They even naturally cling together, making it easy to roll up and store.
5. Tooth paste without the plastic
Toothpaste is something we use everyday and if you have a traditional toothpaste then it's more than likely in a plastic tube. Well fear not, we have some awesome plastic free alternatives that will keep those pearly whites clean and the planet will be happy you're using them.
There is a wide variety of options out there, whether you want to try a natural fluride free toothpaste in a glass jar, or maybe you'd prefer using toothpaste tablets. There is not need to keep using the plastic toothpastes.