DITCH These Products for Plastic-Free July

It’s July! And that means cookouts, camping, road trips and…..giving up plastic! Yes, it’s time to reconsider all those single-use plastics and products that come in plastic packaging – and make the switch to sustainable alternatives.

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Planet or Plastic?

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It’s easier than you think to switch from disposable plastic to eco-friendly reusable products. Take a spin through this gallery to see how easy it is to ditch plastic and be a more conscious consumer!

Plastic Bags

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Be prepared by keeping a set of reusable bags in your car so you can skip the plastic bags when you hit the grocery store.

Plastic Wrap

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Reduce your reliance on plastic wrap by keeping reusable bowl covers, lids and beeswax wraps in your kitchen. Bonus: they are much nicer to use as well! Find lots of reusable kitchen items here.

Plastic Packaging

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Skip the plastic bottles, clamshells and other plastic packaging, and purchase foods in paper or glass packages. Better yet, buy food from the bulk bins and bring your own containers from home.

Plastic Water Bottles

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Just say NO to single-use plastic bottles for water and other drinks. Bring a reusable water bottle with you whenever you are out and about.

Plastic Straws

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Avoid the need for disposable plastic straws by bringing a reusable straw with you when you are on-the-go. Even better, keep a set of reusable utensils in your car for “emergencies”.

Plastic Shampoo Bottles

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Get rid of those big plastic bottles of shampoo and switch to a plastic-free shampoo bar. You’ll be surprised how well they work and they’re great for travel too. Check out a bunch of shampoo bar options here.

Plastic Toothbrushes

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Switching to a bamboo toothbrush is a no-brainer – your teeth will never know the difference!

Plastic Deodorant

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If you didn’t know that plastic-free deodorant exists, now you do! Look for deodorant in glass jars or cardboard containers – they work just as well as conventional deodorants. Check out these plastic-free deodorant options.

Be a Plastic-Free Eco-Hero

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Which of these plastic-free changes have you already made? What changes do you commit to making? Get even more tips for a plastic-free lifestyle here!

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