Plastic swaps in the bathroom
If you’re looking to reduce plastics and general waste in your home, the bathroom is a good place to start. There are heaps of cost-effective alternatives that will save a lot of waste from ending up in landfill. Here’s some tips:
- Swap to solid shampoo and conditioner bars rather than plastic bottles.
- Swap costly plastic razors and blade refills for a stainless steel safety razor. Buy once and it will last a lifetime. Replacement blades are cheap and metal can be recycled.
- Use flannels or washable pads for removing make-up rather than single-use cotton wool or pads.
- Use soap bars instead of shower gels and liquid hand wash
- A menstrual cup is a cheaper and environmentally smart alternative to single use pads or tampons. It is estimated one woman will go through 5 menstrual cups in a lifetime, versus 14,000 tampons.
- Ditch plastic dental care items for compostable eco-floss, bamboo toothbrushes and toothpaste tablets.
- Consider natural deodorant balms rather than those in plastic containers and aerosols.