Every time you buy a single-use item you are throwing your money away and polluting the environment.
It’s consumerism gone mad and we need to break the chains that keep us mindlessly spending money over and over and over again – such is the trap of single-use products.
Thankfully, there’s plenty of alternatives. Scroll on down for a visual display of money sucking single-use items shown next to their eco-friendly replacement.
Even if you make one of these changes a week, you’ll be making a difference.
We are still on the journey of eliminating single-use items in our household and are not yet there with having all 34 items replaced with a sustainable alternative – but we’re working on it – and that’s the main thing.
Ahhem, Bedroom Tissues
Make Up Remover Wipes
Snap Lock Bags
Disposable Coffee Cups
Plastic ‘Take Away’ Cutlery
Disposable Plastic Cups
Fast Food in Disposable Containers
Bottles of Water
Individually Wrapped Snacks in Plastic
Plastic Straws & Stirrers
Ribbon and Gift Decorations
Gift Wrapping Paper
Cable Ties Made From Plastic
Plastic Bin Liners
Plastic Carry Bags
Plastic Throw Away Razor
Plastic Cotton Buds
What’s an easy change you can make this week to reduce your reliance on single-use items?