Plastic waste is a huge problem our planet is facing at the moment and is one of the biggest causes of pollution in the world. There’s a good chance that a lot of what you have eaten today was packaged, heated, stored, lined, or served in plastic. Perhaps you started the morning with some yogurt, your salad for lunch may have been packed in a plastic container and you also used a plastic toothbrush to clean your teeth. Plastic isn’t only bad for our body, but also the environment. Did you know that plastic can take up to 1000 years to break down and is one of the leading causes of pollution in the world? If you’re looking to use less plastic, here are 5 tips from Thinc Eco to help minimise our plastic consumption.
- Carry reusable bags
Get into a habit to always bring or even store reusable bags in your car or handbag, to help you cut down on plastic consumption. Many grocery stores still provide plastic bags for you to use, however an easy alternative to plastic are reusable produce bags. They are not only great for grocery shopping but can also be used as a cosmetics bag.
- Bamboo Lunchboxes
A great alternative to plastic containers are bamboo lunchboxes. Did you know that bamboo is an extremely sustainable material and has antifungal properties. Biodegradable Bamboo Lunchboxes, are perfect for your lunch on the go or to store leftovers in and are safe from any chemicals that most plastics carry.
- Reduce packaged snacks
Rather than buying packaged snacks and drinks such as soft drinks, water, chips or chocolate, instead visit your local bulk food store and buy snacks to store in your pantry, or better yet, try making your own. Firstly it’s much healthier and you’ll know exactly what you’re eating but you’ll also be saving money and helping the environment by using less plastic.
- Cleaning products
A great way to use less plastic, is to make your own cleaning products. A lot of the cleaning products sold at the supermarket are not only packaged in plastic but also carry a lot of harmful chemicals. Make your own all purpose cleaner to help banish unnecessary packaging.
Did you know that 3.5 billion toothbrushes are sold worldwide, every year? Most of which get lost in the recycling process and end up in landfill or make their way to our oceans or rivers, killing animals. Plastic toothbrushes also take up to 400 years to decompose. By making the switch to a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush, you’ll be reducing the amount of plastic you use.
About Thinc Eco
Thinc Eco is a sustainable brand that doesn’t only sell plastic free products, but they are also here to educate you about being more sustainable. Their range of products are made from resourceful materials such as bamboo, wheat and organic cotton.