Did you know that every piece of plastic ever made still exist to this day? Of course some are being reused but the rest go to landfills and the ocean. We can’t begin to imagine what our new age lifestyle is doing to our dear planet because we are not provided with enough information but my guess is we are f*%cking it right up!
From our toothbrush to our shower gel and make up, everything is packaged in plastic. Even fruits and vegetables that grow straight from Earth are covered in plastic for our convenience. How ridiculous? Most of the time we buy these products without thinking about the damage on Earth but it’s time to change our habits. With small changes and one plastic at a time we can reduce our waste and force companies to create alternative packaging solutions. In the meantime here are some small changes we can all make and bear in mind when doing our next weekly shop.
- Wooden toothbrush: Swap your plastic toothbrush for a wooden one. You can toss it in your compost or fire place when you’re done. There are loads available for under £3! Bargain right? Buy Here
- Food from the market: growing up, I always went to the market on Saturday morning with my mum. However being a working mum the supermarket is more convenient for me but it’s time to go back to basics. You can buy all your fruits, vegetables, meat and fish plastic free! Plus it much cheaper then the supermarkets. Tip: if you go near closing times you can get the best bargains as the traders try to get rid of all their goodies.
- Reusable Mesh bags: these bags will last you a life time and much cheaper than buying a plastic at every shop. They are also under a £5! Buy Here
- Bulk supermarket: There a few supermarkets across London (if you’re not from London then google “bulk supermarkets” to find one in your city) that allows you to buy dry goods like coffee, flour, sugar unpackaged. You bring your own containers and fill it up. Planet supermarket website Here
Change doesn’t always need to be drastic and expensive as you can see. One step at a time we can all reduce our carbon footprint.
PS: featured image from @_wastelandrebel_ on Instagram. Follow her for all things vegan, plastic free and wholesome!