Your Zero Waste Journey: Tips For A Plastic Free Bathroom
In recent years, we’ve become increasingly conscious of our plastic problem. And for good reason – we’re drowning in the stuff. And one of the many ways that savvy consumers are tackling the problem is through a plastic-free bathroom.
Keep cups, produce bags and reusable straws are finally having their moment. But what can often get overlooked is the plastic parade that’s happening in our bathrooms. From your toothbrush to your shampoo bottle – shiny, sleek packaging has made a permanent home in our bathrooms – but is it time to pull the plug?
We certainly think so. But hey, we’re not here to shun you if your bathroom is drenched in plastic – that’s not how this works. Becoming plastic-free should be a work in progress – an imperfect effort. Remember, nobody is faultless so let’s not act like it.
And no matter where you are on your zero waste journey, I’m sure you can take something away from these 5 tips for a plastic-free bathroom…
Five Tips For A Plastic Free Bathroom
It’s no secret that plastic is cheap and convenient, that’s why making a conscious effort to ditch it is so challenging. But it was only a few generations ago that plastic didn’t exist – and since that time we’ve made 9.2 billion tonnes of it. While we can’t go back in time, it’s not too late to make the switch…
Choose A Bamboo Toothbrush
Instead of using your plastic toothbrush, you can now find biodegradable and vegan-friendly alternatives made from bamboo. Once you’re done, simply chuck it in the compost. Bamboo is also one of the fastest-growing plants in the world – so we don’t have to worry about running out of it!
Swap Out Your Razor
Most razor blades on the market are made from plastic and then wrapped in plastic packaging to seal the deal. Thankfully, there are some fabulous stainless steel alternatives, which can be used for a lifetime (you only have to recycle and replace the blade itself).
Ditch The Microbeads
Microbeads are those small, solid plastic beads that are often found in skincare products. Unfortunately, these beads get washed down the drain and are extremely damaging to our marine life. The good news is, Australia has begun to phase out microbead products – but if you happen to still have your hands one, now’s a good time to switch. Thankfully, there are so many natural, vegan and cruelty-free skincare products emerging on the market today.
Ladies, Menstrual Cups Aren’t Gross
We won’t dance around the matter – there are mixed opinions surrounding this one. But when you consider that every woman in Australia contributes approximately 120kg of waste through single-use sanitary items in their lifetime – the menstrual cup suddenly seems more appealing. It’s easier and cleaner than you may think.
Switch To Shampoo And Conditioner Bars
Zero waste shampoo bars are redefining hair care. Rather than opting for those glossy bottles that line our supermarket shelves – join the wave of eco-conscious consumers that are ditching the bottle. Not only do shampoo and conditioner bars reduce your plastic – but many of them also contain no nasty ingredients. That means they’re better for your hair and the planet.
Try The Hemp Collective Natural Shampoo Bars
Your zero waste journey starts with your small, daily habits. One switch at a time. Here at Hemp Collective, we create natural, vegan and cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner bars. They’re made from our homegrown hemp and are infused with delightful botanicals.
Try our orange, grapefruit and lemon shampoo bar for a zesty kick, and top it off with our lavender and rose geranium conditioner bar for a floral fiesta. Who knew your zero waste journey could be so luxurious?
Written by Sam from the Copy Circle