Break up with plastic today – we’ll hold your hand through it!
Feeling inspired to try ditch the plastic, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, the thought of going plastic semi-free is overwhelming enough never mind ditching it all together. BUT, we are here to tell you that even the tiniest changes can make, quite literally, a world of difference. It might be something you see printed on the back of Huletts Sugar sachet, but the old adage of “True life is lived when tiny changes occur’ is true. Don’t believe us? Try taking the plastic out of these very ordinary hot zones and soon you’ll be an environmental warrior slaying the need for any plastic at all.
This is without a doubt the central hub of plastic in your home. There are things you can’t control, such as kids coming home with plastic baggies of sweets, but there are certainly things you can control.
Glass Storage Containers
These are perfectly plastic free and 100% on trend at the moment, and can be bought relatively cheaply at most storage type shops. They’re also a great investment, because once you have them, your storage woes are sorted for years to come. And then, when you’re fully stockedwith your trendy glass containers, all you need to do is visit the Refillery to stock up on all your grocery needs
These days there are loads of stunning material dish covers to choose from. Ideal for covering storage bowls, or just covering up that pasta dinner that you couldn’t finish, they’re trendy and cost effective; and most of them are also microwave friendly.
Straight from Mother Nature’s little helpers, re-usable beeswax wraps can be used for anything that you would have traditionally wrapped with clingwrap. From leftovers to lunch, simply wrap your goodies in one of these organic wonders and voila! Good to go! And then once you’re done it’s a simple case of wiping them and you can use them over and over.
Sometimes your car becomes a little bit like your storage room on wheels. So, we aren’t going to lecture you on keeping your car clean, but we are going to give you some ideas on things you can store in your car to get your plastic free journey on the road.
It’s a great idea to keep one or two linen shoppers tucked away under the seat. From impromptu grocery shopping to those times when you need a bag for a bit of retail therapy, linen shoppers are cool, classy and best of all kind to the environment.
Stay hydrated and feel good about it. Keep a gorgeous copper water bottle in your cabbie for sipping on when in transit. Its way healthier than those BPA riddled plastic bottles!
Reusable Coffee Cup or Flask
Buying hot drinks on the go and using your own travel cup or flask is another effortless way to cut down your plastic footprint – And the coffee tastes better too.
This is essentially the mobile room you carry with you 24/7. With a few small additions and changes, your handbag can become a plastic free happy place for your belongings.
Yes, we have said this one before, but more than ever, a cool copper or bamboo re-usable straw in your handbag is going to come in handy wherever you go – and you’re going to look cool. We can’t say it enough, DITCH SINGLE USE STRAWS!
These days with our busy schedules, we all do it – snacking on the go. Now you don’t need to feel guilty about single use plastic cutlery because you can carry your own cutlery roll for an any time snack – no mess, no fuss. Made from wood, cutlery rolls are an eco-friendly and uber trendy alternative. Its time we gave a fork!
So, there we have it, easy tips to take the stress out of planning to be plastic free. All of the above mentioned goodies can be bought through Ge-Skenk, and we have a whole lot more to choose from too. Don’t over think it, just make small changes, bit by bit – we are with you every step of the way!