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10 Easy Plastic Free Swaps

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We have put together a list of eco-friendly products that are easy swaps to eliminate single-use plastic waste. These small changes can make a huge difference to your environmental impact. These products are not harmful to the environment and are made from either organic, natural ingredients, are compostable or made from biodegradable materials.

1. Reusable Shopping Bags

The amount of waste collected from shopping bags is huge. Using reusable shopping bags eliminates single-use plastic waste. The Ever Eco shopping bag is a great reusable bag made from eco-friendly materials. It’s strong, durable, lightweight and super cute. You will love using it for your everyday grocery shopping.

Ever Eco Shopping Bag


2. Produce Bags

Replace single-use plastic produce bags, with the Onya produce bags. Perfect to use when shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and bulk goods. It can be used over and over again saving thousands of single use produce bags from landfill and our environment. 

Onya Produce bag


3. Reusable Snack Bags

Reduce the amount of plastic in your home by replacing plastic Ziploc bags with reusable products such as Stasher's reusable snack and sandwich bags. They come in multiple sizes, ranging from small pocket-size bags that are perfect for snacks to a large size that fits up to two strip steaks. Plus, these bags are safe for use in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer and BPA free.

Stasher Snack Bag Clear


4. Reusable Beeswax Wraps / Silicone Covers

About 2 percent of plastic can be recycled. The rest ends up in landfill. When it comes to covering food the best alternative to plastic wrap is reusable beeswax wrapsThis is an eco-friendly wrap made from organic cotton and beeswax. The wrap is biodegradable and more breathable than plastic and creates a natural second skin on your fresh food. 

Apiwrap


5. Reusable Bread Bag

The Onya Reusable Bread Bag is made from up to 10x recycled plastic drink bottles and is designed to replace single-use paper or plastic bread bags, plastic toggles and ties.

Onya bread Bag aqua


6. Biodegradable Bin Bags

Bin bags are another huge culprit to pollution. Every bin bag you use is a hazard to the environment. Biodegradable bin bags are normally easy to compost and hence safe for the environment. They are 100% compostable and are BPI certified. Biotuff bin liners and kitchen tidy bags are manufactured from both renewable and sustainable resources and plant-based thermoplastic corn starch.

Biostuff bin bag


7. Reusable Cutlery

The best way to conserve the environment is to use reusable cutlery instead of single-use plastic ones. However, if you don’t want to carry cutlery from home, get some that are compostable. Retrokitchen Carry Your Cutlery come in a handy carry case in fun and colourful designs, ready for when you need it! 

Carry Your Cutlery


8. Reusable Bottles

Globally humans buy one million plastic bottles per minute. Not only does this plastic end up in landfills, in our oceans, and in other parts of the environment where it can cause damage, it also commonly contains BPA. BPA is a potentially harmful chemical found in plastic products that can leak into your water and other beverages. By using eco friendly products such as Cheeki water bottles, you can eliminate your plastic bottle pollution and keep yourself and your family safe from harmful chemicals. 

Cheeki Water Bottle

9. Reusable Cups

Single use plastic cups are one of the top contributors to plastic waste. Most of the paper cups used in coffee shops are lined with plastic which means they’re not recyclable  A reusable cup is one of the easiest ways to make a difference in your daily life. There are a bunch of different alternatives to suit everyone. The Cheeki Coffee Mug is great for 360 degrees ease of drinking and the Huskee Coffee Cup is durable and stackable. 

Cheeki Coffee Mug

10. Stainless Steel Metal Straws

Ever Eco have a huge range of reusable straws to suit everyone. From straight and bent straw shapes, to silicone and gold metal. Use cleaning brushes to keep your straws squeaky-clean. Carry a straw to work daily and use it for your drinks.

Ever Eco Straws

 

Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash

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