bamboo swab

Day 18: Swap Plastic Swabs for Bamboo Swabs

A small, yet important swap you can make is to start using bamboo swabs instead of plastic swabs. These single use products may seem inconsequential, but their impact adds up. An unimaginable 1.5 million disposable swabs are produced every single day. When you consider all the resources

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bulk store

Day 15: Try A Bulk Store

As you move along on your plastic free journey, a trip to the local bulk store is a must. It’s great to bring reusable bags so you can avoid plastic bags - but what are you filling your reusable bags with? Traditional groceries are usually

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reusable net and cotton bags

Day 14: Reusable shopping bags

A sturdy, reusable bag for shopping or running errands is essential to avoid single use plastic bags. Especially as five trillion plastic bags are used each year. On average, a plastic bag is used for about 12 minutes before it is discarded. Less than one

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Day 13: Use a reusable water bottle

At least a million plastic bottles are used every minute. According to Euromonitor International's global packaging trends report, the number is expected to increase to 583.3 billion this year. The majority of plastic bottles end up in landfill or the ocean. Plastic bottles and caps are

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Reusable masks mask elephant conservation

Day 10: Reusable Masks

Photo of reusable masks by The Elephant Temple who donate 10% of sales to help elephants affected by the global pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has created an environmental problem that would have seemed unlikely just a year ago--severe ocean pollution caused single-use surgical masks and gloves.  According

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natural fibres plastic bag dress plastic clothing

Day 9: Choose natural fibres

We’ve all been there: whether you’re bombarded with ads for clothing sales on social media, or you pass by a sale rack at the store, the temptation is real. It’s hard to turn away from that instant gratification - but it’s important to. According to

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paper receipts

Decline paper receipts

Paper receipts contain nasty chemicals, classified by the EU as toxic to humans and the environment. There's something else hidden, you guessed it, plastic. Making receipts yet another, more unknown, environmental disaster.  Plastic in paper receipts Receipts cannot be recycled. In the past, I would innocently place

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ethical and sustainable activewear

Day 7: Ethical and sustainable activewear

*This post contains affiliate links With the New Year, often comes new fitness and health workout goals. If you find yourself needing some new clothes or equipment, it’s worth adding ethical and sustainable activewear to the criteria. Depending on your exercise of choice, you may be

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