THE ONLY PLASTIC IN THE BATHROOM
The kitchen is often the first place in the home where we start to reduce plastic waste and rightly so!
But the bathroom is also often full of unnecessary plastic waste. Think about all those bottles – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, skin care, hair products, the list goes on.. and on..
So, where to start reducing waste without compromising your routine? After all, you still need to get ready for the day as quickly as possible. We’ve got a few ideas
ONE: SWAP ALL THE BOTTLES IN YOUR SHOWER FOR BARS
The single most impactful way to ditch the waste in your bathroom is with plastic-free hair and skin care.
But we’re not talking about your grandma’s Palmolive soap here.
We’re talking about gorgeous, versatile and completely non-toxic beauty bars.
There’s a bar for everything and some that do several things at once, for example shampoo and shaving or kids’ shampoo and bodywash.
Bars are a fantastic plastic-free alternative and tend to last for months!
Simply store them on a soap dish, we have some lovely handmade soap dishes by Crail Pottery, or if you are travelling or going to the gym wrap the bar in a Waxyz wrap
To use your bar either apply directly to skin and hair or rub the bar between your hands to lather, then apply to your skin and hair.
We love soap bars so much we have launched our very made exclusively for us by the wonderful Och Vegan.
Our soap bars are inspired by the sea and our friends at ethical vanilliaim.
They smell as beautiful as they look!
TWO: DITCH THOSE PLASTIC DISPOSABLES
Toothbrushes we’re looking at you!
There are now so many fantastic earth-friendly options.
Imagine how much waste you’ll be saving when you’re not constantly throwing out plastic toothbrushes – in the UK alone approximately 200 million toothbrushes end up in landfill every year and research has shown that it can take 400 years for a plastic toothbrush to degrade Bamboo toothbrushes are non-toxic, sustainable and biodegradable. They need to be replaced every couple of months, but can be composted or planted in the garden, as they will break down naturally. Just snap off the bristles first!
THREE: REPLACE SINGLE-USE ITEMS WITH EARTH-FRIENDLY OPTIONS
You know the ones: toilet paper, tissues, makeup remover pads, tampons and cotton buds. We’re spoilt for choice these days and it barely needs to disrupt our routine at all. Here’s our fave eco swaps:
Toilet paper: Who Gives A Crap – 100% recycled, non-toxic and so much other good stuff!
Tissues: Bring back the hanky! (Who Gives a crap also make tissues)
Makeup Remover Pads: there are loads of reusable, recyclable and non-toxic options availale. Just wash and reuse.
Tampons and Pads: Lunette cup – easy to clean, easy to use, lasts for a few years and made from super soft, medical-grade silicon (BPA free)!
Cotton buds: Go Bamboo – biodegradable, natural bamboo stick, pure cotton tips and a recycled cardboard sliding box make it so much better than the plastic ones!
What are you waiting for?
Make the Change. Bplasticfree