Disclaimer: Some products in this post were gifted for inclusion, all opinions are 100% my own!
It’s plastic-free month! This has to be one of my favourite months, not because it’s nice and sunny and I can finally enjoy some time in the garden! I love July because it’s plastic-free month which means cutting back on plastic, buying plastic-free products and using reduced or recycled plastic products.
I know a lot of people say that a plastic-free month means you aren’t allowed to buy any plastic at all. Let’s be real for a second, that’s not possible until the big companies start making it possible. What we can do is shop with smaller companies that do offer plastic-free products, buy products that have heavily reduced the amount of plastic in their products and find products that make products from recycled plastic and other materials.
I’m a big fan of changing what I use to plastic-free and more eco-friendly products but it’s not always possible and that doesn’t make you a bad person!
I’ve got a whole host of products to show you. These products will help you cut out plastic altogether and you won’t need to worry about what you’re buying! If you’re looking for products with reduced plastic or products that use recycled plastic and have changed their packaging to be as plastic-free as possible. Take a look at the end for amazing reduced plastic products.
Plastic Free Products
I’ve got something for everyone with these plastic-free products. I have plastic-free sanitary products, soap, and so much more. Take a look below for inspiration and maybe treat yourself to something new. It is plastic-free month after all, when else can you spoil yourself with some plastic-free items?
Beeutiful Lip Balm!
I’m kicking this post off with something really wonderful! I’ve been a fan of bee products for such a long time it’s unreal. I’ve switched to using beeswax wraps for my baking now instead of cling film and tin foil. They look better and last longer. Now I can switch my lip balm as well and I’m super excited.
They say it’s skincare so natural you can eat it. I’m not going to put that to the test, however, it does get applied to my lips so there’s a high chance I’ve eaten some already. The flavours are better than the ones I’ve purchased previously in shops and their packaging is plastic free which is just what we want for plastic-free month! If you’re in the market for some amazing new skincare products, which are plastic-free and good for you. Take a look at Beeutiful!
Dr. Bronner’s Soaps
I’m pretty sure I’ve covered Dr. Bronner’s before but I can’t stop shouting about them! They are amazing. They don’t dry out my hands unlike other bars of soaps that shall not be named and they smell amazing! I got the “pride collection” as I put it, colours of the rainbow and now they’re being put to good use washing my hands after a hard day’s work!
If you’ve not tried Dr. Bronner’s, you’re missing out. I will say their liquid wash is very versatile, I believe a 14 in 1! I use it to wash my hands and clean the toilet and you can’t get much better than that! These bars are totally plastic-free as well so you’re not going to harm the planet but you’re getting something nice and fancy! Order yours now!
Flo Natural Bamboo Pads & Tampons
So I know I’m a guy but I grew up around women and I know how much plastic waste and come from tampons and pads, I also know how expensive they can be if you’re looking for a plastic-free alternative; well not anymore! There are a few things I love about Flo products and I’m going to tell you exactly what they are.
The packaging, just like the product, is totally plastic free which is great to see. I would also love to point out that the packaging is mega cool, they look like ice cream tubs! If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from growing up with sisters, period essentials aren’t just pads and tampons but also ice cream!
You can get your Flo products direct on their website or at retailers such as Boots. They are very affordable as well which I love, even if I think women’s products such as these should be free but that’s a whole different conversation to have! Get your Flo products and stop wasting your money on plastic packed period products!
Salt Of The Earth Natural Deodorants
Fed up of having deodorant sticks that are full of plastic? I know I am. I used to get loads of plastic roll on, I’d get them for Christmas, I’d buy them for myself and I’d hate that I was throwing away so much plastic. Sure you can recycle most of them these days but does that really make it any better? Why not get deodorant that you don’t need to recycle and that’s better for the planet?
Salt of the Earth have so much to offer it’s unreal! I was sat there for at least 5 minutes browsing all the different deodorants that they have. They have plastic free deodorants, deodorants for children and so much more! If you’re fed up with throwing away or filling up your recycling bin with plastic packed deodorants, visit Salt of the Earth and change your deodorant habits today!
Hubble & Bubble Cosmetics
Please let me tell you about this amazing company and their fancy products without a huge price tag attached! Hubble & Bubble produce the best soaps I have tried in a very long time. They’re in my top three favourite soap companies and I can’t get enough. This soap gift set is totally plastic-free, including the packaging which I love and they offer several plastic-free products on their website.
Their products are affordable compared to other products on the market, they smell AMAZING and they have a whole range. Personally, I think I might need to try their bath bombs at some point soon now that I have a bath. Take a look at everything they have to offer and place a cheeky order this plastic-free month.
Did you know that over 400 tonnes of plastic are thrown away every year? Much of this ends up in landfills, on our streets or in the oceans that we love to visit. Plastic is a huge problem and only 3 million tonnes of plastic is actually being recycled each year which I think we can all agree is a disgustingly small number!
If we don’t start swapping to plastic-free items soon, the planet will be one big ball of plastic! I know it’s not always possible to go plastic-free but that doesn’t mean we can’t change habits and start with some of the plastic-free products in this post will mean you contribute a little less to that 400 tonnes a year!
Oceantee Premium Bamboo Tees
We, British folks, seem to love golf, maybe even as much as we love tea? If that’s possible! Did you know when it comes to golf that one of the main plastic contributions isn’t actually the golf balls but the tees? A lot of golf players will make sure they take their balls home or the shop will collect them up and rent them out so they make a profit. Tees on the other hand get broken and then thrown in the bin.
That’s why I’m in love with these bamboo tees. When they break and get thrown in the bin you won’t have to worry about contributing to the 400 tonnes of plastic that gets thrown away every year. Take a look at Oceantee and browse all the fantastic plastic-free products they have to offer, not just bamboo plastic-free golf tees!
Plastic Free Lunch Box!
Do you make lunch for work every day? Well, I hope that you do because it’s more cost-effective and healthier most of the time. One thing I hate when I go to supermarkets is when the shelves are filled with flimsy plastic lunch boxes for adults, not only are they expensive but they don’t last and personally I want a lunch box which is going to last and is good for the environment!
Well with OnBuy you can pick up a nifty little bamboo lunchbox which also happens to come with its own bamboo drinking travel cup, lid included! So you can have your lunch, make your own coffee at home before you leave and do something that benefits the planet, sounds like a win to me! Take a look on OnBuy for even more fantastic plastic-free products while you’re there!
So I love playing games. We have a monopoly for example and we crack that out several times a year, same with chess. The one thing I find annoying with games, however, especially board games, is that they always have some element of plastic! Now I have some amazing games for you that are totally plastic-free and I hope you love them as much as I do!
Uproar is a hilarious and still plastic-free game. It’s not only plastic-free but it’s also compostable and biodegradable, which isn’t something you can say about some of the games in your cupboard right now, you know the ones I’m talking about. Make some noise with this hilarious sounds game and save the planet while you’re at it!
I’ve shown you some amazing plastic-free items and I hope you have found something that you can switch to and do your part to reduce the amount of plastic you throw into landfills each year. Don’t forget if you’re ever unsure about what a product has in it and the amount of plastic they have used, drop them a message and ask. If you’re not happy with the amount of plastic in the product, you can let them know and not buy it.
I feel that the more we voice our opinions on plastic consumption the more things will change. You let a company know that you’re not shopping with them due to the amount of plastic they’ve used and maybe it’ll help influence them into using less plastic. Like I said, going plastic-free isn’t an option for a lot of people but that doesn’t mean we can’t make a change anyway.
A plastic-free month is great but it’s not always possible to totally give up the plastic in one go, I get that. That’s why I’m showing you some amazing reduced plastic alternatives to items you’re already using. Some of these items you’re probably using on a daily basis, whereas others probably not so much. Either way, it’s great to cut down your plastic habits and do your part so you’re not contributing to the 400+ tonnes of plastic thrown out every year!
Did you know that over 400 tonnes of plastic are thrown out every year? Let’s all do our part to cut that number down. Take a look at these products below and see if there’s anything that takes your fancy and make that switch today! If there are any products that you love which use reduced plastic or are totally plastic-free let me know in the comments!
Snowfield Bamboo Cotton Buds
Now, most of the time cotton buds are made of plastic, they come in a huge plastic container and most of the time the containers are too big for the actual product. With this pack, the cotton bud sticks are made of bamboo, they come in packaging that fits their size and you can have them delivered straight to your door at an affordable price currently at £3.98.
These packs cut down on plastic in the best ways. The plastic that is used is the right size for the products and doesn’t use too much. I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets annoyed with too much packaging.
Delphis BBQ Eco Cleaning Products
If you’re looking for some great cleaning products that are 100% Recycled & Recyclable Plastic Bottle Packaging you’ve found them! We’ve not long moved into a house which means we can enjoy having a BBQ. I didn’t want to clean it with harmful chemicals though which normally, in most cases, can damage the BBQ!
Delphis products are great on the plastic front, they are 100% vegan and is a natural plant based product. These products are never tested on animals and are pet safe. I don’t know what more you could ask for really! They also do an amazing job and don’t stink like other chemicals you could use. Take a look at their BBQ cleaning bundle and see what you think!
I am so fed up with having to buy plastic bottles all the time because I want decent water which hasn’t just come out of a tap. I have a filter at home but it only goes so far. This is why I’m loving Crag Water. In a glass bottle, which means you can fill it up as much as you’d like with filtered water and you won’t need to buy plastic bottles.
So if you have a fancy dinner party and you need to serve some water, I’d totally suggest using Crag water with their very stunning glass bottles. The lid is plastic but it’s still cutting down a lot of plastic waste!
Cawston Press Drinks
I’m in love with these drinks, totally plastic-free, and full of flavour, I can’t get enough! They come in a variety of flavours so there’s something for literally everyone! Their cans are totally recyclable so make sure you don’t throw them in any old bin because we want to take care of the environment after all!
Personally, I love the sparkling orange drink and the cloudy apple. They’re affordable, great for the planet and they have even more products on their website if you want to take a look. Perfect for BBQs as well so I’ll be stocking up when summer comes back!
Let me know what new plastic-free or reduced plastic products you have been using this Plastic-Free Month and maybe I can find something different that I can try.