There are many more options out there than the ones presented to us in big chain stores. Many sustainable choices are available from small companies and can easily be ordered directly from them.

Today we’ll be looking into those options. Research alternatives to popular plastic products that you currently use. Slow down and consider your impact. You vote with your wallet. A lot of us end up “voting” with our money out of impulse buys or convenience. There are very few products that we absolutely “need right now.” Pre-planning can not only find us better prices and more options, but keep us on top of our grocery lists. For example, if you don’t need a new toothbrush for your family right away, research bamboo toothbrushes or recyclable toothbrushes that you can order to have on hand for the next time you need one so you don’t have to be limited to the plastic ones at the store when the time comes for a new one.

Spend some time today researching ways your family can reduce your plastic impact and pre-plan purchases. Even one product swap can make an impact. Write down your findings. Brainstorm what you can shift next.

Some examples of products to research alternatives:

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toys
  • Hair brushes
  • Beauty products
  • Soaps
  • Shampoos (i.e. shampoo bars from Hanna)
  • Laundry detergent (we love Dropps)
  • Or come up with your own!