Probably one of the smallest rooms in the home, the humble bathroom is alas a major culprit for single use plastic waste. Having said that this is one room where it can be quite simple and cost effective to reduce plastic in your home. With so many alternatives nowadays making everyday bathroom swaps to go plastic free a lot easier than you might think.
Everyday Bathroom Swaps to go Plastic Free
Start by making small changes and try not to overthink things. As all plastic you throw out ends up in a landfill don’t go on a massive clear out just to be plastic free. If it’s already in your bathroom and its being put to good use then its better off staying there. The key is to buy plastic free items when you need replacements and not purchase any new plastic products.
Each family home is different if you sit down and count how many bottles of shampoo and shower gels you use each year; you will be shocked. Switching to body soaps and shampoo bars is definitely the way to go! They will also last longer than bottled products which should make them more cost effective in the long term.
Another easy swap is plastic toothbrushes, change to a bamboo toothbrush for a positive impact on the environment. Bamboo is naturally bacteria-resistant and has the ability to limit bacteria growth that leads to moulds. The bristles on our bamboo toothbrushes are made from nylon 4 which naturally breaks down in months once you dispose of it.
- Grown in natural conditions, pesticides and chemicals are not necessary to grow.
- One of the fastest growing plants in the world, bamboo forests can be grown in a few years.
- It’s also sustainable and renewable; bamboo can be composted in a home compost since its biodegradable.
- Bamboo has natural bacteria-fighting capabilities.
Another great bamboo product that will help to reduce plastic in your bathroom is bamboo cotton buds. Bamboo cotton buds are 100% natural, sustainable, and biodegradable!
Our top pick for reducing plastic in your bathroom are these amazing toothpaste tablets and are the zero waste answer to eliminating plastic tubes. With just the right amount of fluoride, it’s absolutely safe and keeps your teeth protected from cavities.
How to Use
Pop a tablet in your mouth, with a little water and chew, and then brush as normal.
- Gluten Free
- Contains Fluoride
- SLS Free
- Ideal to take on holiday
Living plastic-free doesn’t have to be stressful or expensive. In fact, it can be a cheaper way to live while improving the health of you, your family and our planet!
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