Plastic Free January
Plastic Free January challenge you to refuse single use plastic during the month of January. EORTH have compiled a collection of articles and tips that will…
The basic premise of the Plastic Free January challenge is: If a product is wrapped in plastic, don’t buy it. If a product packing itself is plastic (such as a bottle of water), don't buy it.If you're offered a free product that's wrapped in plastic or the product itself is made from plastic — simply say no thank you.By taking these simple actions, you become more aware of how much plastic has become the norm in our day-to-day life. #plasticfreejan #plasticfreejanuary #plasticfree
We all love our load of fresh whites to be bright and—white, and for many achieving those results means reaching for a container of bleach. While beach is effective at making your whites brighter, it's not natural or chemical free. Bleach is known to worsen the symptoms of asthma and can also cause skin irritations. The most effective way to achieve a non-toxic white load of laundry is with nature. #plasticfree #plasticfreelaundry #naturalsolutions #naturalcleaning #chemicalfreecleaning
Straws are a staple behind almost every bar and restaurant you visit, with bartenders happily placing straws in every drink that crosses their bar. It’s an automatic motion, drink=straw. While it’s been great to see plastic straws being replaced with more environmentally friendly options, there are still a few misconceptions about what constitutes an environmentally friendly straw.
If you eat bananas then you've probably got a bunch of frozen bananas stashed away in the freezer—set aside for a banana bread baking day. A great way to use up those frozen bananas, or any other frozen fruit you might have in your freezer, is to make delicious homemade ice cream. This simple recipe will please any dinner guest—it's vegan, contains no preservatives, and best of all it's zero waste and plastic free!
The best way to avoid a plastic wrapped loaf is to purchase bread packaged in a paper bag. Most good bakeries provide paper bags for your fresh loaves. What’s also great about a paper bread bag is that it can double up as a garbage bag. if you're going zero waste or plastic free the best option is a cloth bag. #plasticfreejanuary #plasticfreejan #plasticfree #earthbeforeplastic
One item that’s typically stored in the bathroom that we’re quick to reach for when we get a cut or scratch is a band aid. It’s also an item we don’t think about when we mention “single use plastic” but it most definitely fits that category. No, you can’t recycle a band aid (ewww), but you can replace the plastic adhesive with a compostable adhesive. Australian owned company Patch Adhesive Strips are not only natural, they’re also compostable.
As part of Plastic Free January this month EORTH have put together a 31 day list of ways to eliminate single use plastic in your home. To start things off we’re tackling store bought juice. Forget buying juice in plastic containers, instead juice your own. Nothing beats a freshly squeezed glass of juice.