As plastic is so ingrained in our culture, it can be challenging to try and remove it from your lifestyle. However, there are many simple solutions for your bathrooms which not only will reduce plastic waste and have a positive impact for the environment but can also have a great impact on your finances too!
Many bathroom items such a toothpaste and of course toothbrushes are made from plastic and usually come packaged in plastic too. Luckily, these items can be easily replaced with reusable items that are plastic-free and help to address the plastic waste problem.
Consider replacing old toothbrushes with bamboo versions or a model with a recyclable, replaceable head. This way you can ensure your damage to the environment is as minimal as possible, plus this usually works out cheaper in the end too. Once you start making small changes in your lifestyle, you realise how much impact you can make!
By making more eco-friendly swaps to your bathroom you can:
- Reduce plastic waste and the use of our natural resources in creating it
- Prevent the chance of plastic waste entering into our natural surroundings, where it will stay forever
- Protect our wildlife who can mistake plastic as food
*Info via plasticfreejuly.org
Zero-Waste Bathroom Alternatives
Going plastic-free can be a challenge but is a worthy one to start getting you on your way to a more sustainable way of living with small swaps here and there. We need lots of people doing this imperfectly rather than a few people doing it perfectly.