While there’s enough going on right now, and the headlines focus on other issues, plastic is still a problem for our planet.
Here’s some new tips to reduce or remove plastic from your everyday. We have made these switches alongside those previously covered:
- Plastic Free washing up – does what it says on the tin.
- Remove plastic from baby food and wipes, antibacterial wipes, food bags and bathroom products in Our latest Plastic Free Promises.
- Recycling what you think is un-recyclable with Terracycle.
- Removing or recycling shopping bags, cling film, and using reusable nappies in The Plastic Problem and our Promises.
All opinions are my own, and where I profit this is highlighted.
1. Choose plastic free dishwasher and washing tablets
For all your dishwasher and laundry (bio and non-bio) needs there is one supplier who stands out for us, Smol. We have been using them for a few months now and can honestly say there no reason not to switch. They are cheaper than leading alternatives and equally effective, with fully cardboard packaging but still with child safe locks, delivered to your door and with a free trial.
Check out Smol at smolproducts.com
2. Clean and protect your entire house, and reduce your plastic foodprint
There a full review of Koh here. But, put simply, they provide cleaning cloths and solutions with reusable bottles and washable cloths. The solution works on your oven, but is safe on your kids toys. More recently, they have a developed a solution which repels bacteria for 7 days from application – clever stuff and plastic reduced!
3. Buy from responsible retailers.
I’m not saying this is always easy to find out, but if you look around you can. For example, we have recently got some lovely dried flower displays from our good friend SunSoakedFlorals who uses 100% plastic free packaging.
Similarly, if you need a new board game, big potato board games have removed all plastic from their packaging. If you are interested I can also give you 22% off*. Contact me on Instagram or by email for a code.
*I earn commission on sales at big potato board games, but own enough of them to prove my thoughts are genuine.
4. Use biodegradable nappies when the reusable ones are in the wash
While reusable nappies are brilliant during the day for us, they struggled at night, and there was always the wash days which needed disposables. Biodegradable disposables may expensive, but when using them at the rate we do, when balancing with reusables, its unnoticeable. For biodegrable nappies we use kit and kin. But other good brands exist such as Naty, Beaming Baby and more. We chose kit and kin for their cute designs.
Visit Kit and Kin at kitandkin.com
5. Choose plastic free deodorant
I switched to natural, plastic free deodorant by AKT over six months ago and It’s one of the best things I have done. It smells great, makes me sweat less, contains no carcinogens like antiperspirant and is developed by west end performers (and I love a musical).
Smell better and save plastic at aktlondon.com
6. Protect your gadgets with biodegradable cases
Here’s another great one I discovered recently. If, like me, you like to upgrade your devices, you also tend to buy a new case to protect it. And what happens with that case when you recycle your device? Here’s where Pelacase come in, they make durable, but compostable phone and airpod cases and watch bands. I’ve used one for two months, and noticed no difference to my usual plastic housing. So next time you upgrade your phone, upgrade your case too.
Use code WM to save at uk.pelacase.com*
*I earn commission as a wavemaker at pelacase but my opinion would be the same regardless.
Do you have any more plastic free swaps? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks for reading,