With fast food outlets and coffee chains cutting back on plastic straws, and supermarkets joining in the movement to reduce plastics by charging 10-20 cents for every plastic bag given to shoppers, are you also looking for alternatives to help you adapt to these changes? We put together a selection of eco-friendly products that are both STYLISH and SUSTAINABLE, which means you can jump onto this eco-friendly bandwagon to reduce waste as part of your lifestyle.
Have you already switched to using reusable straws? If you haven’t, this is a good time to make a switch. For starters – a straw-free lifestyle. Bamboo straws are known to be one of the most eco-friendly options to plastic straws, and the best part is they are well insulated from hot drinks, making them kid-friendly. We have no reason not to love these organic-looking bamboo straws!
We know the feeling of wanting to be part of the eco-friendly movement but somehow it doesn’t really fit into our ‘schedule’. Do you find it a hassle to bring around a reusable straw with you everywhere you go? Or when you try to do it, you often find yourself going “arghhh, I forgot my straws!!” The collapsible steel straw gets a thumbs up from us for its convenience, and definitely great for travelling.
Bamboo is a natural material that is biodegradable and this is why the bamboo toothbrush has made it to our list of eco-friendly products. Plastic toothbrushes are just like plastic straws which are extremely difficult to recycle, and millions of plastic toothbrushes are discarded every year which isn't good news for the environment. So the next time when you want to change up your toothbrush, consider swapping it to a bamboo toothbrush.
It’s high time to ditch your plastic bags and BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) for your groceries. You know you are going to somehow get stares from other shoppers when you pack your groceries into plastic bags. Be eco-friendly and replace your plastic bags with these 100% cotton reusable bags.
Brewing your tea with loose tea leaves means there is no need for disposable tea bags, and we should consider this when we purchase our next pack of tea. While at it, why not make tea time an interesting one with a robot hanging cheekily onto your cup rim.
This travel cutlery set comes with a spoon, fork, knife, a pair of chopsticks, and drinking straws, which means you have EVERYTHING YOU NEED in this set. The best part is they are made of bamboo and are designed to save our environment, and is extremely convenient to be carried around.
7. Foldable bag
These foldable portable shopping bags are the perfect substitute to plastic bags. We love that it can be folded into a compact size, which means we can keep it in our bags and bring it along with us wherever we go and avoid paying the additional charges of a plastic bag.