Say NO to single use plastic
Try these simple swaps to reduce your single plastic use & save money in the long run.
Single-use plastic bags: they cannot easily be recycled and wash into oceans, causing dangers to wildlife and our health.
Switch to: reusable bags
Single-use plastic water bottles: these take up to 450 years to decompose if not recycled. They also become microplastic which has entered the human food chain and is harmful to our health.
Switch to: reusable bottles
Buying bottled water for home drinking.
Switch to: water filter (up front investment will pay off within 3 - 6 months)
Brand: Stebel Eltron, Clarte , Pure
from any department store
Single-use plastic to-go cups & plastic straws: these items are designed cheaply for single use and cannot be recycled.
Switch to: reusable cups, mugs & straws
Reuseable cup with straw
Insulated coffee sip cup
Reusable paper, bamboo & steel straws
Switch to: reusable packaging
Silicone bowl covers
Thai style dish cover made out of bamboo
Single-use to-go food boxes, bags & cutlery.
Switch to: reusable containers & cutlery
Reusable silicone bags
Reusable lunch container
Reusable spoons, forks and chopsticks
Black trash bags.
Switch to: colored bags for each type of waste
Available at Makro
Unrecyclable mixed material sachets (ex. laundry detergent).
Switch to: refill stations & plastic-free products
Refill Stations & Plastic Free Shops:
Zero Waste Shop