We are sure you have all heard the shocking news on plastic waste and the horrific impact it has on marine wildlife.
We all need to make a bigger effort in cutting down single-use plastic and to help you get started – here are seven effortless ways of HOW TO REFUSE PLASTIC:
1. GET A BAG FOR LIFE
Not only can they look trendy, they are less likely to break under a heavy Prosecco load :)
You can get the below bag from Baby Yorke Designs
2. INVEST IN A REUSABLE BOTTLE
3. BUY HARD SOAP BARS NOT LIQUID HAND-WASH IN PLASTIC BOTTLES
There are so many individual and local soap makers, who use organic and all natural ingredients in their soap. The team at Coastal Scandi sell soaps made of pure essential oils, making them suitable for the most sensitive of skin types. As an added benefit the rope makes it convenient to hang in the shower.
USE WHEAT, PAPER OR BAMBOO STRAWS
Plastic straws are used for a few minutes but stay on our planet for centuries, exposing us to unhealthy toxic chemicals. To combat the problem use either bamboo or paper straws, as they are biodegradable; or better yet - skip the straw and sip your drink instead.
Photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash
5. DO NOT USE ANY PLASTIC-WARE FOR PARTY FOOD
Instead of plastic single-use plates, use bamboo plates, which are completely natural so there is no risk of any chemicals or flavours leaching into the food. Disposal at the end of the product life is extremely simple: they can be disposed of with food waste or rinsed & composted.
Check out Little Cherry, who offer a whole range of eco-friendly party supplies.
6. SAY 'NO' TO BALLOONS
Instead, use recyclable tissue paper pompoms, which can look rather stylish too.
7. OPT FOR FRESH FRUITS & VEGGIES DELIVERED IN BULK
We love Abel & Cole who deliver organic food in bulk instead of providing everything in single serving plastic packages. As an added bonus, getting fruit & veg delivered cuts down time on your weekly shopping too.
At Lagom Essence we take it seriously to package our natural candles and reed diffusers as eco-friendly as possible. We therefore package all our products in recycled packaging.
Hope the above makes you realise that each individual CAN make a difference.
Small steps, BIG IMPACT.