7 Product Swaps for an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

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! 

 

Plastic Free July  
Plastic-free July is the time of year where millions of people join together to cut down on their plastic use. As a plastic-free brand, we want to extend our knowledge and effect by sharing other plastic-free product swaps to help you complete the challenge - and what a better place to start reducing the amount of your disposable products than your bathroom! Whilst 90% of packaging is recycled in our kitchens, only 50% is being recycled in the bathroom. As a result, our recyclable bathroom waste accounts for 30% – 40% of total landfill waste in the UK.  
 
 
Some of the reusable products might take some practice, and you might forget to use them occasionally, but it is important to remember that reducing your plastic intake is a journey. Try some of the following swaps to drastically reduce the amount of plastic in your life - we recommend just picking the achievable things to begin with and get those into habit first before making the next swaps! 
 
  • 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! 
 
By making plastic-free choices in your bathroom, you end up looking after both the environment and your health. It doesn’t have to be difficult, by making small changes you’ll quickly see a big change to your waste! If your household needs some encouragement, start small with soap bars and bamboo toothbrushes before moving to reusable razors and such. For the month of July, get 15% OFF any cup and we will donate 15% of purchase proceeds to City to Sea! 
 
 
 

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