Plastic is both remarkably cheap and incredibly useful. But manufacturers have been tasked with finding reusable or compostable alternatives to just about everything we've come to rely on. Perhaps when our current plastic pegs break or wear out, we can try sustainable wood or bamboo pegs? I found pegs that are a sustainable alternative to plastic pegs, because the bamboo is biodegradable and the stainless steel springs don't add rust to your clothes. Have a look at www.peacewiththewild.co.uk
That's ok - you're only human! But is it possible to still have a good skincare routine, yet look after the world around you? We think so, as long as we use less one-time-use plastic and environmentally unfriendly products, and make better choices. Particularly with city living, our skin produces a lot of oil and sebum if we're stressed, hormonal or just in a hot and polluted environment. That's why we're selling these paper-based oil reducing wipes for when you're on the go. We find they give a great matte look and create confidence.
Let's give each other the hope that the little changes we make can make a difference overall. If we all do something, it has to make a difference.
So was I... that's why we sell these cotton/bamboo makeup remover pads which can be washed and used again and again. We're really proud that the product has zero-plastic packaging - something we're working towards with all our products. There's a little plastic-polyester in the stitching, and we're working with our manufacturers to replace this with pure cotton - unfortunately for now it's what we use to make these pads super-long-lasting. Stay tuned! Use them to remove makeup, use toner or apply creams without having to repeatedly buy cotton pads packed in plastic. What's more - they're unbleached.
Fancy a cuppa? Sure, but think of where the plastic is going when you pop the used bag in the bin. If you have a compost heap – fantastic! (You can even have a small one on your balcony or porch if you don’t have a garden). Try and avoid these, which still (unfortunately) have plastic: PG Tips, Tetley, Twinings 'heat-sealed' and 'string and tag' ranges, Yorkshire Tea & Lidl own brand. Some brands that offer plastic free teabags (including packaging) which I love are: Abel & Cole, Clipper, Co-op own brand 99, Pukka Herbs, Teapigs,...