If you follow me on Instagram, then you know that I’ve been sharing that I’m slowly working into making my home plastic-free. I started to get inspiration from Lauren Singer, founder of Package Free Shop in NYC, who has lots of good tips on how to get rid of plastic in your everyday life.
I’ve learned that this is definitely not an easy change, and it’s going to take a lot of time and patience. After going through everything in my home, I realized how almost everything is made out of plastic… I didn’t even know where to start. So overwhelming! The best advice I have for anyone looking to reduce waste is to just start anywhere. Any little change can make such a big difference for our planet. Do your research on the effects of plastic, and from there you can figure out the most practical way for you to make any changes in your home.
I started by buying mesh bags for buying produce at the grocery store. I used to recycle the plastic produce bags, but that was before I knew that they were single-use plastic, which just seems so unnecessary. Once the quarantine is lifted, I’m planning on buying a lot of refrigerated items from the farmer’s market (condiments, spices, juices, etc.) since they come in glass jars.
If you’re looking to make a change but don’t know where to start, I created a list of plastic-free, everyday household items that can help kickstart your new lifestyle! Honestly… these items are a lot more aesthetically pleasing to have in your house anyway, so it’s a win-win.
- Mesh Grocery Bags
- Reusable Silicone Sandwich Bag
- Bamboo Hair Brush and Wooden Comb
- Biodegradable Bandages
- Bamboo Toothbrush
I’ll be sharing any updates I have to my new plastic-free lifestyle on my Instagram, so be sure to follow me on there if you want to follow along!