Ready for a new type of new year’s resolution? This year we’d like to suggest some eco resolutions that can help create less waste and help the planet out. It’s a win-win. You and the environment get to feel good.
Eco Resolutions Idea #1: Make some easy swaps
Switch to plastic-free shampoos, conditioners, body wash, hand wash and lotion with Plaine Products refillable aluminum bottles. We’ve got 16oz and travel size options! To help you make the shift we’re offering 18% OFF everything in the store with the coupon code “2018”.
Did you know that glitter is made from plastic? Neither did we. But now that we know we can happily announce there are companies that exist justto provide guilt-free glitter. Check out Glitter Revolution!
Stop using plastic toothbrushes and opt for bamboo toothbrushes. We love Brush with Bamboo and Brush Mable. Dental floss can also be found Plastic-Free now!
Eco Resolutions Idea #2: Start carrying stuff around
If you don’t already have one, pick up a reusable water bottle, to go coffee cup and some reusable bags and then bring them along. It’s much easier to refuse a single use water bottle, bag or to-go cup when you’ve got an alternative on hand.
If you’re ready to take it to the next level you can carry foil or glass containers the next time you eat out to avoid styrofoam to go boxes. Polystyrene plastics that are used to make styrofoam are extremely toxic to make and difficult to recycle. Our friends at 5 Gyres have a #foamfree campaign asking people to stop using it all together. Check it out and make a pledge!
Eco Resolutions Idea #3: Be choosey
When you can pick products that aren’t made from plastic or packaged in plastic. Shop at farmer’s markets, get your sugar at the bulk bins in the store, pick up a glass container of spaghetti sauce instead of a plastic one.
Eco Resolutions Idea #4: Reuse instead of recycle
While recycling is never a bad idea, it’s not the best one either. While some materials, like aluminum and glass, can be recycled without any quality loss, plastic is downgraded each time it is recycled. So it will eventually end up in a landfill or the ocean. And, now that China is refusing to take the world’s waste, recycling may be even less helpful in the future. Pick up second hand products, or something than can be used more than once when you are making a purchase.
We’d love to know more about your eco resolutions. Send up a message or tag us on social media so we can share and inspire others! You can find Plaine Products on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest.