Protecting our planet from excess plastic: sounds simple enough, right? There is no perfect way for “sustainability”. It’s a definition that everyone comprehends differently. However, there are various strategies and product swaps that together make up a much more sustainable lifestyle. While no one can be 100% sustainable, the sky’s the limit for how far along the sustainable spectrum you can go!
- Period cups, reusable pads or period underwear, like ModiBodi. One zero-waste Lunette Cup eliminates the need for about 286 pieces of disposable period products per year per menstruator.
- Razor Bambaw, as recommended by City to Sea, will last you years, avoid countless trips to the supermarket for a new one and may save you money in the long run.
- Solid shampoo bars. Most shampoo bars do not contain the perfumes, chemicals, and harsh detergents that are in major brands of bottled shampoo. This means you will not be exposing your body to toxic ingredients that will strip your hair and possibly disrupt your hormones.
- Wooden bamboo toothbrush, like the one from Bambusliebe. When it is time to change the brush, you can do so with a good feeling, because the bamboo toothbrush is recyclable; just like the packaging.
- Refillable, natural deodorants. Made from anodised aluminum and recycled plastic, these clever devices are designed to last!
- Reusable cloth nappies. The average baby gets through 4,000 disposable nappies by the time they’re potty-trained, costing families £400 a year and creating the equivalent of half a tonne of carbon dioxide.
- Reusable makeup remover pads. Some of the worst offenders that are being flushed down the toilets are wipes. Choosing reusable wipes or makeup remover pads is a high five for the environment!