I recently wrote a post on cutting your use of plastic, but after I saw a documentary on Netflix over the weekend about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch called Plastic Paradise, I felt I needed to not only give you ideas on how to cut plastic but some actual products you could purchase in order to break you plastic habit. These items are not only BPA free because they contain no plastic but are low cost and should be of higher quality than any plastic product you currently use at home. Here are some awesome products to use instead of plastic.
What to Use Instead of Plastic
Plastic Drinking Straws
These Glass Straws work just as good as the plastic kind and they are washable and reusable. If you are scared of using glass around your little ones, try these Stainless Steel ones. These straws even come with brushes for cleaning them.
Plastic Food Storage Containers
Instead of plastic food containers for leftovers, use these Glass storage containers. This set contains no BPA and is made with Limestone and other natural components. One bonus to using glass storage containers for food is they don’t stain like plastic does.
Plastic Sandwich Bags
Instead of using these for packing yours and your child’s lunches, try these chic and colorful reusable cloth sandwich bags that can be washed and used over and over.
Plastic Water Bottles
One of the things that hit me the most about the show Plastic Paradise was how many plastic water bottles are tossed each day. Stop the waste and still enjoy bottled water with these stainless steel water bottles.
Plastic Shopping Bags
This one is a given and most people know that you can do this to cut plastic, but I really like this version of reusable bags. It features pockets in it for bottles and small stuff so it doesn’t get crushed and makes it easy to carry. Plus it is made of easy to wash organic cotton.
Plastic Produce Bags
Instead of using the plastic produce bags at the store, bring your own. These reusable produce bags are washable and easy to use at the store. Some stores even offer a discount for using them!
Plastic Storage for Bulk Items
Rather than organize your bulk items in plastic, why not get some great looking glass jars to store them in? There are some great labels out there now, too as well as nice looking jars themselves out side of just masons.
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