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7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

Change up your way of living, for a greener new year!

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

1. Rethink your time of the month

Sorry to say ladies, but sanitary products are incredibly harmful to our environment. If you're trying to reduce waste and ditch plastic, then switching up your sanitary products is one of the best steps you can take. Why not switch to the award-winning products by Organ(y)c and have 'plastic-free periods'? Established in 1992, Organ(y)c has pioneered the use of organic and biodegradable materials in its pads and tampons. The change is easy to make and vital to sustaining our planet. Use the code VEGGIE when subscribing to get 50% off your first box.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

2. Invest in some essentials

'Buy A Schlurple, Save A Turtle': a brilliant slogan for a truly sustainable company. Schlurple is dedicated to saving marine life and eliminating single-use plastics, so has created several products which are completely plastic-free. We are big fans of the collapsible straw and cutlery set. Use code VEGGIE10 for an exclusive discount storewide, but hurry as the offer ends 20th December 2019.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

3. Upgrade your morning coffee

Reusable mugs are one of the simplest swaps you can make, and are great alternatives to high-street takeaway versions. How about this award-winning product from Rex London? Made from bamboo, these travel mugs come in a wide-range of colours and designs, with something for everyone! What's more, the natural materials is biodegradable, highly renewable, antibacterial and anti-fungal.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

4. Overhaul your bathroom cabinet

Ditch single-use cotton pads in favour of pretty reusable ones: it'll help you cut down on waste and works out cheaper, too! Made from organic bamboo velour material, these reusable facial pads can be used to remove make-up and will last for over a year. Once you're finished with one, simply put it in the compost bin — the process couldn't be easier! You'll get four in a pack and can choose from various pretty designs.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

5. Start reading

Are you desperate to start living a plastic-free life, but struggling with where to start? This is the book for you, then. Say No to Plastic by Harriet Dyer suggests 101 ways to reduce your plastic consumption and offers eco-friendly alternatives, including budget options, high-street substitutes, and DIY ideas.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

6. Switch up your shower

Did you realise that even by switching your bar of soap to a plastic-free alternative, you'll be saving the planet? Little Soap Company's Eco Warrior range is eco-friendly, biodegradable, naturally antibacterial, and vegan. Did we mention they smell incredible? This range offers scents including Rose Geranium, English Peppermint and Grapefruit & Orange. The range even includes shampoo bars, perfect for ridding your shower routine of pesky single-use plastic bottles.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

7. Adapt your storage solutions

This is probably the easiest way for you to make a change. Simply swap your plastic Tupperware and food storage units to silicone storage bags like these ones from Stasher. The products come in a range of colours and are microwave-, dishwasher-, fridge- and oven-safe. What's more, a percentage of the company's sales go to 1% For The Planet, a non-profit organisation dedicated to protecting our oceans.

7 Ways To Live a Plastic-Free Life

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