Day 196 – I know many people are trying to find plastic free options when out shopping. I also know they are having a difficult time finding those options. Many of the plastic free products that I have purchased, I have found online. Sadly, the plastic free movement has not yet found a home at many brick and mortar stores. So, you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered a line of plastic free personal care products at my local Target. I was also happy to see that the price point was reasonable.
Hey Humans offers 99% plastic free packaging. The 1% that is not plastic free includes the plastic toothpaste cap. Other than that, everything is plastic free. All products are made from recycled aluminum or paper. All products are vegan and cruelty free. All products are naturally derived and are all under $6 (many similar products are twice, if not three times as much).
They offer toothpaste, body wash and deodorant. I am currently using the lavender vanilla deodorant. Check out Day 124, to read my post about the difference between deodorant and antiperspirants. The kids have been using the lavender vanilla body wash. We have all been happy with the products.
Hey Humans can only be found at Target, online and in stores.
Tomorrow, having fun with ocean bound plastic.
Day 187 – There was always an uptick in the number of Band-Aids that my children needed, once the summer arrived. The combination of more time outside and frequency of wearing shorts, increased the likelihood that an injury would occur. I never gave much thought about the plastic waste created from all those bandages.
It wasn’t until a recent visit to the pharmacy that I noticed an eco-friendly bandage brand. PATCH bandages are 100 percent compostable (wrapper and paper backing included), natural, kid-friendly, hypoallergenic, soothing, vegan, and cruelty-free. It is the world’s first compostable and 100% plastic-free wound care product. It is entirely made out of bamboo fibers and is infused with different natural minerals and oils for different types of wounds. Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that grows many times faster than trees, uses much less water, produces up to 35 percent more oxygen and doesn’t need pesticides or herbicides.
Patch is a Certified B Corporation. So, you know they are a business that prioritizes the environment and producing a safe product for their consumers. Patch bandages can be found at your local pharmacy and come in a variety of sizes.
So, the next time you need to make someone feel better with a kiss and a bandage, grab a PATCH. It will make yourself feel better, too, knowing you are helping the planet.
“We see scratches, bruises and cuts as little badges of honor. Signs of a life lived to the fullest! Because scratches are natural, so is PATCH.” – PATCH by Nutricare
Tomorrow, inventive ways to use plastic waste.
Day 182 – What is Plastic Free July?
“It is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.” – plasticfreejuly.org
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
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Read inspirational stories about how people have gone plastic free at home, work, school and in their communities.
Challenge yourself to do the following this month:
- Refuse plasticware when ordering out.
- Swap a plastic household item with a more sustainable option.
- Avoid using plastic produce bags and grocery bags at the store.
- Replace a food product packaged in plastic with a more recyclable option (aluminum, glass, cardboard)
- Encourage others to go plastic free this month.
By making the effort to go plastic free this month, you may realize that this is something you can do every month.
Tomorrow, we’re half way there!
Day 51 – From the day I started doing my own laundry, I have always used liquid detergent. Liquid detergent in a plastic bottle that I assumed was being recycled when I put it out with my recyclables. Well, I am learning that not everything is getting recycled and the best thing we can be doing is avoiding single use plastic. So, I was on the lookout for an alternative and I’m happy to report that there are many options. You can get laundry detergent in strips, pods and powder, just to name a few. Everyone will have their own preference and price point, but I decided to go with laundry powder. I purchased Meliora’s laundry detergent.
Here are just a few of the reasons I decided to purchase Meliora:
- There are just 5 ingredients in their detergent and all 5 are people and environment friendly.
- There product is plastic free, all the way down to the metal scoop.
- Refills are packaged in paper bags, so you can refill your canister without purchasing a new one. You can also refill your canister at zero waste stores.
- Meliora is a Chicago based company and I love to support local businesses.
- Meliora produces cruelty free products.
- Meliora is a 1% for the Planet company. They give 1% of their sales to environmental causes.
So, Meliora is the trifecta! They are local, their product is not harmful to the environment and their business supports organizations protecting the planet.
I never thought I would feel good having to do the laundry, but supporting a company like Meliora makes it a bit easier.
Tomorrow, how we can help save the whales.