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Easy Ways to go Plastic-Free Everyday

Taking steps to reduce your plastic waste can seem a bit daunting. The good news is, there are simple ways for you to go Plastic Free every day of the year and set great habits. We’ve listed 5 top-tips from Plastic Free Foundation.


Dental Care

Choose a toothbrush made from sustainable materials like bamboo. Before composting, make sure to cut the bristles off as they are usually made from plastic. Another option is to purchase a toothbrush with a replaceable head, this will eliminate the need to purchase new plastic brushes every few months.

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Shopping Bags

Plastic bags are incredibly dangerous to our wildlife and environment. It’s a great idea to keep a stash of your reusable bags somewhere where you’ll remember them; like in the boot of your car or by your front door. You can also get into the habit of writing a reminder to yourself at the start of each grocery shopping list.

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Water Bottles

Many people buy plastic water bottles when they’re out and about, only to discard them after one use. Buy a reusable water bottle and avoid single-use plastic. Be sure to choose a socially responsible and environmentally-friendly alternative, such as a reusable bottle made from stainless steel, glass, or safe aluminium.

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Making the switch from shower gel to bars of soap is an easy way to reduce consumption of single-use plastics. By swapping out single-use plastic packaged shower and shave products for bars of soap, you can positively improve your impact on the environment.

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Bin Liners

Plastic remains forever in landfill and reducing the use of plastic bin liners helps counteract this. so try,

  • Lining the bin with a few sheets of newspaper
  • Using certified compostable bin liner bags
  • Using the bin as a ‘naked bin’, and simply washing it out as needed. If you do try this, to ward off the smells you can wrap the ‘icky’ stuff in newspaper first or compost your own food scraps.


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