After watching A Plastic Ocean on Netflix, I felt compelled to take a pledge to reduce my use of single-use plastic. But when I started looking around my house, I felt overwhelmed with the amount of items that were plastic: toothpaste, beauty product containers, Tupperware, the list goes on and on.
So, I started doing some research and asking friends for suggestions on how to reduce my reliance on plastic.
I decided to focus on finding plastic-free items for each room, one at a time.
- Dish soap:
- Hand soap:
- Three Sisters Apothecary bar soups (I’m obsessed with all of them!)
- House Cleaning Products
- CleanCult All-Purpose Cleaner refill
- Small cleaning clothes to replace paper towels (paper towels are sold wrapped in plastic)
- Trash bags
- Plastic-free biodegradable trash bags sold on Amazon
- Schmidt’s deodorant glass jar (my favorite is the lavender + sage)
- Dental floss:
- Humankind mouthwash
- Cotton swaps
- Makeup Removal Pads
- Hemp and cotton reusable makeup removal pads
- Shampoo bars
- Hello Hibar Plastic-Free Moisturize Shampoo
- Humankind Conditioning Bar: Conditioner in bar form to eliminate single-use plastic waste from your hair care routine. Clean hair, clean planet.
- 35% of Lush’s products are packaging-free, or “naked” including solid shampoo bars, conditioners, soaps, scrubs, massage bars, bath oils and more!
- Rapha Chamois cream for cycling
- Ocean Lube, a natural anti-chafing cream for open water swimming, surfing and triathlon
- Laundry Detergent:
- Drops Stain & Odor Laundry Detergent Pods (lavender eucalyptus) in compostable packages
- Doggie poop bags
- 100% Biodegradable plant-based bags sold on Amazon
Here are some helpful books:
- Plastic Free: how I kicked the plastic habit and how you can too by Beth Terry
- F**k Plastic: 101 to free yourself from plastic and save the world by
Have a favorite plastic-free product? Let me know below. I will continuously update this page as I learn about new products and options for going plastic-free.