February 15 2023 – Zoe Hoole
|Choose natural fabrics: When buying clothes, go for natural fabrics like cotton, wool, and linen instead of synthetic materials like polyester or nylon. These materials shed microfibers when washed, which contribute to the microplastic pollution in our oceans.
Avoid single-use plastics: Say no to plastic straws, bags, and disposable cutlery. Instead, opt for reusable alternatives like stainless steel straws, cloth bags, and bamboo utensils
Choose products with less packaging: When shopping, choose products with less packaging or packaging that can be easily recycled.
|Use a refillable water bottle: Invest in a good quality refillable water bottle instead of buying single-use plastic bottles.
|Avoid synthetic cosmetics: Many beauty and personal care products contain microbeads or other types of microplastics. Opt for natural and organic products instead.
|Use natural cleaning products: Avoid harsh chemicals and use natural cleaning products like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice.
|Use Beeswax Wraps: Use Beeswax wraps instead of plastic wraps to preserve your food. Beeswax Wraps are a great alternative as they are reusable and do not produce microplastics.
By following these simple tips, you can help do your part to protect our planet.