Sustainable Alternatives to Plastic and Paper Products

Using plastic and paper goods are convenient. However, they leave behind a large carbon footprint. Here is what we can do to reduce our carbon footprint today.

Plastic in Your Daily Life

Plastic is a part of your daily life. Plastic is used in almost every food packaging process. It is also used in our appliances, devices, cars, feminine hygiene products, and coffee.

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Fortunately, there are alternatives to all paper goods and plastics. You can make a switch to sustainable goods today. Let us look at some of these alternatives.

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Best Alternatives to Plastic:

  • Stainless Steel
  • Glass
  • Wood
  • Stainless Steel
  • Glass
  • Beeswax-coated Cloth
  • Bamboo
  • Cardboard
  • Pottery/Ceramics

These plastic alternatives are either a renewable resource, compostable, or can be reused! This also applies to certain paper products, including cups and plates.

Alternative Toilet Papers for Sale:

  • Etsy Toilet Paper Clothes (Organic-Cotton Flannel)
  • Marley’s Monsters (Organic-Cotton Flannel)
  •  Reel (Bamboo)
  •  Who Gives a Crap (Recycled Paper)
  • Thrive Market (Recycled Pulp Blended with Bamboo) Check them out here:

  We can swap plastic from many areas of our lives. Let us look at some examples together.

  • Shopping

    1. Reusable Grocery Bags
    2. Produce Bags
  • Eating Out

    1. Beeswax Wrap or Reusable Containers
    2. Bring Your Own Cups/Mugs
    3. Reusable Straws
  •  In the Kitchen

    1. Metal or Glass Containers
    2. Natural Sponge or Wooden Brush
    3. Metal or Bamboo Plates/Cutlery
    4. Wooden Cutting Board
  • In the Bathroom

    1. Bars of Soap
    2. Reusable Cloth Sanitary Napkins
    3. Bamboo Toothbrushes
    4. Shampoo Bars

Make your way towards a plastic-free life by making these swaps today! Taking these steps to change our behaviors is important in creating a sustainable environment. You have all the tools you need to get started!

For more waste free alternatives check out these sources:

Toilet Paper Alternatives
Reusable Paper Towels 

Pledge to bring your own reusable container to pack leftovers and start making a difference today! 

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Written by Daniel Macura