Seven Alternatives to Turn Plastic into Something Fantastic!

Every day we rely on the use of plastic – in some way or another – and we almost always do so without ever really considering the aftermath of it all.

Did you know that more than 90% of plastic products end up in the oceans making their way into the food chain and eventually on to your table?

Were you also aware that through the process of producing plastic from fossil fuels we are in fact polluting the air around us? You know, that stuff we need to breathe!

These, along with several other reasons such as plastic’s inability to decompose, are just the tip of the iceberg. Which is why here at EnviroPerks we strive to eliminate the use of plastic as much as we can! By attempting to do so, we have teamed up with honorable partners like Manatee Bags and ECO Tribe. These forward-thinking companies have helped us identify different ways to avoid plastic while offering stylish alternatives.

Here are SEVEN fun and unique ways to turn from plastic to something fantastic!

Enjoy!☺

1 – Upgrade to reusable shopping bags

Upgrade to reusable shopping bags

It’s almost rare nowadays to visit a grocery store and not see the fashionable trend of shopping bags in hand! Not only does this help make a difference by refusing to use plastic bags as you check out, but it’s also a fun way to express yourself!

Find your new bag here:

https://www.manateebags.com/

2 – Use glass containers

Use glass containers

Get rid of your plastic containers and make room for those cute mason jars everyone is now using to spice up their kitchens!

For cute and reusable glassware check this out:

https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/mason-jars

3 – Reusable straws, silverware, etc.

Reusable straws, silverware, etc.

Restaurants are leading the way, and you should too. Say no to one-time-use gizmos! By bringing your own reusable utensils and biodegradable or reusable straws with you it helps to ensure that establishments won’t need to distribute unnecessary plastic.

Get your reusable utensils here: 

https://www.eco-tribe.com/collections/frontpage/Retail

4 – Reusable cups

Reusable cups

Or, join companies like Starbucks who are promoting sustainability by promoting the use of reusable cups. What a cool way to cut down on the many plastics that are thrown away each day!

Want to know more about how Starbucks is helping with the cause? Read this:

https://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/environment/cups-and-materials

5 – Product choice

Product choice

Skip the products that use plastic for packaging in favor of those that don’t!

Search for the nearest farmer’s market in your area here:

https://www.localharvest.org/farmers-markets/

6 – Wooden toys

Wooden toys

Involve even the littlest kids in sustainability by buying wooden toys instead of plastic ones. Chances are that they’ll enjoy them more and be passed on from one generation to the next!

Need help finding wooden toys? Melissa & Doug are here to help:

https://www.melissaanddoug.com/

7 – Phone cases

Phone cases

Last but not least, the phone on which you are probably reading this deserves a better phone case than one made of plastic! From wood and metal to glass – your case options are endless!

Find your new phone case here:

 https://pelacase.com/ 

While we know that it is difficult to eliminate all plastic from our lives, here at EnviroPerks we carry on with the hope that by switching to more sustainable products little by little

together we can make a big difference!

Join the cause and look for new blogs coming soon!