Our favourite month has arrived, Plastic Free July! In lieu of this month we want to highlight some of the brands that we have found over the last months that are trying to do just that, reduce plastic and protect our environment. Sustainable Tomorrow has surprised us with various really handy products. What we most love is the eco conscious electric toothbrush with replaceable bamboo toothbrush heads. It is also really cool that they even make a bamboo toothbrush that fits on to your philips electric toothbrush and the best part is these bamboo replacements are compostable! Pretty much a no brainer if you ask me.
Unfortunately micro plastics are showing up everywhere on earth even in a mothers womb- this is simply devastating. The only way to put and end to it is to refuse using plastic as much as possible. There are so many ways that this stuff is getting into the ocean even your clothes, wearing and purchasing synthetic fabrics puts micro plastics into the oceon every single wash. So many people are still not aware of this and it is up to us and the people that are reading these words right now to help raise awareness. We have to do it together because it is our duty for mother earth.
Some of the most common everyday things is what is found in the ocean the most! Cotton ears swabs, it is so simple to switch to biodegradable ones! Our toothbrushes and razors – if one billion people went for the sustainable option we would be on our way to a better world. It is about leading by example and waking each other up. Instead of bringing cut flowers to someones house why not bring them a box of bamboo toothbrushes…. they are sure to need and use them sometime and you can get into the conversation of why it is so important to no longer purchase plastic ones… just a small idea – and what the heck – everyone brushes their teeth don’t they?
Razors are also such a detriment, disposable plastic razors…but why are we still not considering this? There are other options even companies that at least make them with recycled plastics, not the best but a step in the right direction. Sustainable tomorrow makes a beautiful metal butterfly razor. You will never have to use plastic again!
Or be it in the kitchen, there are so many great options of soap bars and beautiful holders, bamboo dish brushes and so much more. You do not have to support brands that are polluting our planet.
Last but not least I want to mention one of my very favourite household items that has been reducing so much plastic waste in our household. It took me a while to find a good product that actually worked but I have never been happier about doing my laundry with TruEarth there is absolutely ZERO plastic waste with this product, it comes in small strips in a very thin cardboard envelope. No more huge bottles of plastic laundry detergent!
You get the point friends there are plenty of ways we can step up to the plate and be more conscious about plastic consumption. Sorry that I go on and on about the subject but I truly find it to be so important. Remember every dollar we lay down casts a vote for the future we are going to live in. So open your eyes and realise that your vote counts! The day you make a more sustainable choice for your home truly does make a difference for the collective. Let’s get it right for our future generations!
Thanks for reading!