10 Eco-friendly Substitutes for Plastic

Yes, it possible to go plastic-free around your home. I mean, don't get me wrong...It might be challenging to make the switch to 100% plastic-free, and it might take some time. But with the health and environmental dangers of plastic, it's worth it.
 
Here are 10 plastic items you can quit today 
 

1. Plastic shopping bags

Alternative - Reusable fresh produce bags $5 - $10 available in 3 sizes from 
 
Reuseable produce bag 
Alternative - Reusable shopping bag $12 from www.earthmama.nz
reusable bag
 
 

2. Takeaway coffee cups

Alternative - Reusable coffee cup $32.99 available in different colours from www.curate.co.nz
 reusable coffee cup
 

3. Plastic toothbrushes

Alternative - Mama Bear Bamboo toothbrush $5 for adults and children, available in different colours from www.wendyls.co.nz
 
 

4. Plastic Food Wrap 

Alternative – Reusable Honeywrap $14.95 for a 2 pack from www.wendyls.co.nz
 
 

5. Plastic straws

Alternative – Reusable metal smoothie straws $17.95 includes 2 straight straws, 2 curved straws and a cleaning brush from www.fat2fitnz.co.nz  
 
Reusable straws
 

6. Clothes pegs

Alternative – Bamboo pegs $5.50 for a set of 20 bamboo biodegradable pegs from www.ohnatural.co.nz
 
bamboo pegs

7. Soap in plastic containers 

Alternative – Be Natural Body soap $10 from www.wendyls.co.nz
 
 

8. Plastic cotton buds

Alternative – Go Bamboo cotton natural cotton buds $5.95 for a box of 200 from  www.wendyls.co.nz 
 

9. Plastic dish brush

Alternative – Natural dish brush $9.90 from www. curate.co.nz
 
dish brush

10. Bottled water 

Alternative – Insulated stainless steel water bottle $29.90 from www.earthmama.nz

 

water bottle 

 


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