Helpful Tips On How To Reduce Your Plastic Consumption
Did you know that most wrapping paper can’t be recycled and that’s before we take into account the plastic tape used to secure our perfectly pretty packages. If you are looking to reduce your impact on the planet try my tips!
Use brown uncoated kraft paper and get your children to write Christmas messages to loved ones (you could get away without a gift tag too!). Use a potato to make a stamp, use water-based ink or paint to decorate. Use recycled trim, ribbon etc and decorate with cinnamon sticks, dried orange slices, sprigs of holly and evergreens.
You could use fabric as wrapping! Use charity shop fabric finds to wrap your gift and encourage the recipient to reuse.
Get your brown paper and paper tape from The Refilling Station.
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Do you want to ditch your plastic filled kitchen and bathroom sponges, cloths and brushes?
Sponges and microfibre cloths often contain plastic which is being rinsed straight down the drain and into the water streams and could eventually end up in our food!
You could reuse old and worn out cotton or clothing as cloths for mopping up spills and cleaning. You can even go as far as watching a 'how-to' on crocheting dish cloths out of old t-shirts! Odd old socks are great for damp dusting too...especially on slatted window blinds!
if the above just isn't for you and when your existing equipment is past it's best how about replacing it with one of the plastic-free beauties above? We stock Loofco natural washing up pads, cleaning pads and brushes. We also stock Maistik plastic-free cloths too.