Plastic free propagation has now reached all over the world by the year 2022. A global movement has been started to provide the solution to plastic pollution. So that we have faster decomposition to better ground and to save millions of ocean lives. A major fight towards refusing single-use plastics that has to be eradicated.
With the plastic free awareness some of the world’s leading companies and brands have now come up with sustainable materials innovations and business models that can become staple for PLASTIC FREE WORLD.
🌎Phasing out fossil fuel-based plastic packaging and substituting them with bio-based alternatives.
🌎Enhancing the environmental footprint of your packaging with eco-design and life-cycle thinking.
🌎Increasing recyclable content and fostering new recycling techniques.
🌎Rethinking packaging concepts.
🌎Design for re-use to optimize resources and reduce waste
Here are the best solutions on how YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE to fight towards a Plastic free Environment.
Let’s go through how to avoid starting with our daily lives, products coming from the supermarket to your home. Three categories at home where you have to go for plastic free.
1. Kitchen Products:
Replace Plastics usage for’
🌎Straws with metal straws, glass straws. Whereas alternatives paper straws or pasta straws are single use but decomposable.
🌎Bottles with glass or metal containers should be carried in your bag. In case of preferences, warm or cold drinking carry thermal bottles.
🌎Cutlery with metal or wooden are to be carried with you when going out in order to avoid buying or using of single use plastics.
🌎Lunch boxes with silicon reusable bags, wooden or metal boxes. This is the best practice even in terms of health and longevity.
🌎Cling Wraps with beeswax wraps or silicon wraps or compostable cling wraps to avoid single use plastic wraps.
🌎Shopping bags are now discouraged by the retailers. Therefore carry cloth bags, jute bags. Paper bags and Compostable bags are other alternatives to be used for grocery shopping to disposable waste.
🌎Dishwashing bars are the most efficient ways of using the product that the bottled liquid.
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2. Shower Products
🌎Substitute shower gels, hand wash and shampoos with soap bars – vegan, all-natural shampoo bars may feel a little different than squeezing the gel out of a plastic tube, but it lathers and cleanses your hair just the same.
🌎Toothpaste bites – These minty little tablets are meant to be chewed up first and then moistened with water from your toothbrush. They contain no superfluous dyes or preservatives, and they don’t foam, but the clean feeling tends to last longer than traditional toothpaste.
🌎Prefer toothbrushes and scrubs made out of bamboo or fiber. Dental floss with charcoal threads.
🌎Reusable ear buds – Wipe it when you need it, simply wash it off with water and can reuse again.
🌎Reusable facial cotton pads or tissues – these can be thrown into laundry wash and use again.
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3. Laundry Products
🌎 Wool dryer balls : Able to be used in countless dryer cycles for upwards of a year, these softball-sized, 100%these are touted by users for their effectiveness at reducing the drying time and the number of wrinkles in each load.
🌎 Earth wash strips: These are Eco-Strips washing detergents that have a dramatically smaller eco-footprint than liquid and powder detergents. Earth’s wash packaging uses zero plastic, and its lightweight design (3 grams per strip) reduces transportation fuel consumption and global-warming carbon emissions by 94% compared to liquid detergent. And just because you want the chore of doing washing to be simpler, cleaner, and more eco-friendly doesn’t mean you have to give up cleaning power. Earth wash removes the toughest stains, reveals vibrant colors and restores radiant whites.
How to use
Detach 1 strip for 1 load, place the strip in the detergent dispenser, add your clothes and start the washer. Use half a strip for a small load and if your load is extra-large or extra soiled you may want to use 2 strips to clean the dirtiest laundry.
Be sensible in buying and using your products. This would make the life cycle of earth longer for our future generations.
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