With the returns of schools, collages, universities and offices comes the panic for the new terms stationary. Being big on stationary myself, it becomes hard to source more sustainable options with the stationary giants dominating the market. Most may be not know plastic free pens etc in the current market, below I have listed some plastic free stationary necessities to help further our plastic free journey.
Three hundred million tons of plastic are produced every year, and over 8 million tons of plastic winds up in our oceans. There currently are no landscapes that haven’t been touched by plastic. Surprisingly even remote islands without human inhabitants have beaches filled with plastic. Plastic doesn’t biodegrade, instead, it becomes brittle, breaking up into smaller and smaller pieces forming what’s called micro-plastic.
Who doesn’t love a takeaway? Perfect for lazy days or busy days when you just can’t be bothered to cook. Takeaways don’t necessary have to be unhealthy (even though that’s the norm) many restaurants etc now cater to vegan, vegetarian and even healthy alternatives to Most foods.
We’re now almost through with July and PLASTIC FREE JULY, Plastic Free July is supposed to be a challenge. You can pick one disposable to avoid like single-use plastic straws or you can try and avoid the BIG four which are grocery bags, plastic straws, to-go coffee cups, and plastic water bottles. Of course, you can go all in and avoid ALL single-use plastics for the ENTIRE month of July if you want a real challenge.
It is argued that bioplastics are a form of green washing as they are used of large companies in order to portray themselves as more environmentally friendly. It is important to consider what a company considers to be sustainable or environmentally friendly, as it may differ from yours.
A shampoo bar is an all natural conditioning shampoo in a solid bar form. It is by far the best alternative to the plastic bottled shampoos that are full of synthetic chemicals and additives and very harmful to our environment due to their packaging.
Plastic is a strong, cheap and very versatile material. Unfortunately the majority of plastic waste does not get reused or recycled and experts believe that it's only used once before being discarded. Single use plastic includes plastic shampoo bottles, plastic water bottles, grocery bags, food packaging and the list can continue.