DITCH: Eyeliner Pens SWITCH: Eyeliner Pencil A plastic-free switch that is not often spoken about is eyeliner pens to pencils. Choose an eyeliner which uses FSC certified wood and is free from parabens and palm oil. That’s right–it’s time to get the pencil sharpener out. Plus, you could even take it a step further and compost your shavings.
DITCH: Plastic Toothbrushes SWITCH: Bamboo Toothbrush Probably one of the simplest and easiest sustainable switches that you can make is to a bamboo toothbrush. The issue with plastic toothbrushes is that they don’t go anywhere, it takes at least 300-400 years for a plastic toothbrush to break down. Which pretty much means that every single plastic toothbrush that you, me, your brother’s girlfriend or your cousins, friends sister-in-law has ever used still exists somewhere on this planet and is going to stay around for a whole lot longer. The solution: make the switch to a bamboo toothbrush, once you’re done you can chuck the handle in your garden and you’re good to go!
DITCH: Plastic Beauty Products SWITCH: Refillable Beauty The rise of refills is not only a budgeteer’s dream but it is a welcomed alternative from mother earth. Although, yes, some refills are made from plastic, they can often be soft plastic recycled and significantly less plastic has been used to create them. It’s a win-win.