Hey guys! We all know that making new year’s resolutions are a lot easier than sticking your new year’s resolutions. So, after giving it a lot of thought, I have decided to share with you my top 5 easiest plastic free swaps. Not in the mood for reading? Head over to my Youtube Channel and all shall be revealed… I love providing tips to help you on your plastic free journey.
That’s why I’m here… Now let’s get started.
Tip #1: Plastic Shopping Bags
You would think that, if people must pay for plastic shopping bags, we would just stop buying them… Wishful thinking I suppose. Anyway, this is one of the first and easiest switches you can make, and you can make it today!
Get your hands on a material reusable bag. Easy enough. You can buy these at most stores right there by the till, you can DIY your own, or re-purpose what you already have.
Tip #2: Plastic Shower Loofahs
Now I know that it is 2020 but we seriously need to consider going back in time. Throw out those plastic loofahs and get your hands on an old school wash cloth. I’m not saying that you must buy one of those fancy crochet washcloths today. A plain cotton washcloth will do. They are available at most stores and are very affordable.
So, no excuses!
Tip #3: Liquid shower gel in plastic bottles
I know… I know… We are living in the 21st century but, SERIOUSLY! Liquid shower gel is so 2019. We need to get back into the habit of using soap bars. Yes, you read right. There are so many different types depending on what your preferences are, like ‘old school’ Boer soap or Artisanal soap and even Vegan soap. If you know where to look, the choices are endless.
Don’t forget the fact that soap bars are mostly cheaper than shower gels.
Tip #4: Plastic Toothbrushes
Bamboo toothbrushes are all the rage. But they are no longer one of these fancy items that you need shipped from overseas. NO! They are available in South Africa and are pretty easy to get. I have noticed that a lot of the big chain companies stock a big variety. Can’t find it or prefer not to go out? Just search for it online. There are so many companies in South Africa that stock or produce bamboo toothbrushes.
They are not that expensive and work just as great as normal toothbrushes. So, there is no reason not to change.
Tip #5: Plastic Wrap
Depending on what you use your plastic wraps for, there are various alternatives available on the market that are NOT PLASTIC. Like: Beeswax Wraps, Cotton Bowl Covers, Silicone Bags and the list goes on. All you need to do is just look for them and I can promise you, you will find something to help you out.
That’s it for my Top 5 Easiest Plastic Free Swaps you can make today. That is what I do to help you on your plastic free journey. Thank you for reading and I would love to hear back from you. Leave me a comment on what you are doing differently to live a plastic free lifestyle. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram and get your Greenish on!
Before I leave you guys.
To make life a bit easier for everyone I have included some links on my Youtube Channel that you can visit to check out the products I mentioned today.
Until Next Time.
Happy Greenish Living!