Obviously we don’t use
- Plastic wrapping, bags and packaging and bottles
- Throw away, disposable items
- Synthetic fibres, fabrics and leathers – not just made of plastic but shed micro plastics when washed
- Trashy items that are cheap, badly made,have a limited lifespan and are consumer trash.
- Plastic items for which there is a viable and sustainable, natural alternative.
But did you know that there were plastic in all these products too
- Cans of soda and other drinks lined with plastic resin
- Tetra Paks – those seemingly cardboard packs are plastic laminated
- Disposable paper cups that are plastic lined
- Glass bottles and jars with plastic lined metal lids
- Tin cans of food – they are nearly all plastic lined
- Plastic coated paper and foil – a tricky one often hard to spot.
- The plastic bag in the cardboard box squeeze and listen for the rustle.
- Teabags (Packaging aside), the bag itself contains plastic
- Stickers on fruit grrrrr.
- Tampons and sanitary towels (packaging aside) are made from mostly plastic. Yuck!
- Chewing gum
- Plastic in toothpaste – packed in plastic, contain plastic – yes some toothpastes have plastic beads added for colour
- Plastic beads can be found in exfoliating creams and washes. Not just excess packaging but micropollution as well!
- Erasers – not rubber but plastic and PVC at that!
Lucky then that we sourced a whole load of alternatives!