C&G’s Guide to Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July is an initiative that launched in 2011, asking people to consider the impact of their single-use plastics and materials. We are encouraged to seek sustainable alternatives for our everyday essentials, as small changes are the first step towards creating a difference. So where can you start? This latest C&G blog lists 5 ways you can make the switch to an eco-friendly lifestyle!

How We Roll

You’ll never have to worry about your supermarket’s toilet paper supply again. This Sydney-based company offers recycled bamboo toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues. Bamboo is biodegradable, reduces deforestation and naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial. They also sell compostable bin liners and dog poo bags! For every product sold, their partners at non-profit One Tree Planted will also plant one tree.

Peggy Sue Soaps

These gorgeous organic soaps are the perfect addition to your bathroom. They are perfect for all types of skin, containing a Shea and Cocoa butter that restores your skin using essential oils. They’re hand made locally in Beveridge Victoria and wrapped in sustainable seeded paper packaging.

Reusable Cups

We all love coffee, or at least some kind of warm beverage! Reusable cups are the gateway product into leading a sustainable life. There is a plethora of options out there, and the perfect cup boils down to your personal preference. Do you prefer glass or ceramic? Do you need a leak-proof seal so you can throw your coffee into your bag without spilling it? To help you out, Broadsheet have rounded up the most popular Australian brands here!

Tinkle

Tinkle is changing the world, one toothbrush at a time. The handle is made from sustainably sourced and 100% compostable bamboo and the bristles from BPA-free nylon. These toothbrushes also feature a neat design that allows the brush to stand upright on its own, preventing the bamboo from getting wet and reducing its lifespan.

Zero Co

They call themselves ‘the milkman reimagined.’ Zero Co delivers personal-care and home-cleaning products to your doorstep. The process involves a starter pack that contains a dispenser and matching refill satchels. Once you’ve used up your satchel, you return it in a reply-paid postage bag, which Zero Co cleans, refills and sends back to you, ending single-use plastics once and for all!  In the spirit of Plastic Free July, they are offering free shipping for new subscribers this month.

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