Not Ready for Reusable Toilet Paper? Try These 5 Simple, Sustainable Swaps.
Not too long ago, we went viral for our most controversial product, Reusable Toilet Paper. We know what you’re probably thinking, and you’re not alone. I mean, thousands of comments on our page look like this:
If you’re not ready for Reusable Toilet Paper, that’s okay! Everyone is at different stages of their eco-journey, and we totally support that. If you’re looking for easy low-waste swaps you can incorporate into your daily life that don’t involve switching up your toilet routine, here are 5 eco-swaps you must try.
Instead of single-use cotton rounds, try reusable bamboo cotton rounds. These are made from organic cotton and are ideal for makeup removal and all things skincare. They have a double-sided design with a plush velour side that glides across your skin and a terry cloth side that removes tough eye makeup. If you’re like the average person who uses two cotton rounds a day, you’re saving 720 pieces of trash each year with this easy swap.
The convenience of plastic zip baggies is unmatched, but did you know that these things aren’t curbside recyclable? Also, plastic and food are unfortunately not the best combination. The toxic chemicals in it can leach into food, which is scary considering articles like these are surfacing more and more these days. You can still get that same convenience when switching to reusable silicone bags. They’re food-safe and BPA-free, and you can place them in the freezer. Just wash them with the rest of your dishes, by hand or in the dishwasher, and you’re set to reuse!
Sick of bringing home those flimsy, one-and-done plastic produce bags? So were we. These reusable cotton ones are much more durable and sustainable. They come in five different sizes to fit whatever you might be shopping for. They’ve even got the tare weight written on the tags, so you don’t have to worry at checkout!
If you're looking for a sustainable alternative to traditional liquid laundry detergents, laundry strips are the way to go. Not only do they help reduce plastic waste, but they also save storage space in your home. Unlike heavy plastic liquid laundry jugs, laundry strips come in biodegradable paper packaging. Plus, the gentle formula of natural ingredients in these strips gives your clothing a powerful clean.
This reusable eco-duster adds a fun pop of colour to your cleaning routine, all while reducing waste and saving money. (Yes, we did the math!) Wash and reuse this duster with ease, but be sure to skip the dryer and lay it flat instead. It’s made from 100% organic cotton with a bamboo handle. When the duster head reaches the end of its life, it can be composted and replaced with a new one!
One eco-swap at a time
Living a more sustainable lifestyle doesn’t always mean making huge changes like cutting out toilet paper! Smaller, simpler swaps can make a big difference when it comes to reducing waste. By choosing eco-friendly alternatives like reusable cotton rounds, silicone food bags, mesh produce bags, laundry detergent strips, and reusable eco dusters, you can significantly cut down on the number of single-use products that you consume. While an eco-journey may look different for everyone, it's important to remember that every little bit counts. The small steps that we take towards living sustainably can have a positive impact on the environment as we work towards a cleaner, healthier planet.