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!
BLOG STATS As of 01.29.2017 onward have been counting the number people who have read each post. WHY CUT PLASTIC About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items. Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.