Finding plastic product alternatives doesn’t involve scouring eco-boutiques: it’s as easy as logging onto Amazon.
Why ditch the infinitely useful material?
Plastic pollution has become such an environmental disaster it’s the whole focus of this year’s Earth Day, on April 22. Consider this: 300 million tons of plastic are sold each year and 90 percent of that is thrown away (not recycled). It ends up in our landfills, oceans, kills animals, and threatens our health.
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9 Brilliant Plastic Product Alternatives on Amazon
Made with hemp and cotton infused with sticky beeswax, this wrap is self-adhesive just like saran. And you can wrap your sandwiches and other foods in it over and over for up to a year before you have to toss the wrap and buy a new pack.
Store (and microwave!) your leftovers in these and you won’t have to worry about chemicals from plastic leaching into your food. They also make it easy to keep your fridge and pantry organized.
We love the pretty cardboard ones everyone’s making in fun, festive prints…but they tend to disintegrate in your mouth long before your cocktail’s emptied. Plus, they still create waste every time you use them, unlike these, which you can wash and reuse over and over.
These are the star of the reusable tote category. They’re strong enough to hold all of your canned beans and plant-based milks AND fold up into a tiny pouch you can throw in any purse. Choose the print that best expresses your personality: Elephants? Grapefruits? Peace Signs?
Water bottles are the biggest offender when it comes to plastic waste. Bkr’s bottles are popular because they’re pretty and useful. You get the glass carafe protected by a silicone sleeve (so it won’t shatter in your bag) in all kinds of colorful shades.
Mason jars are a classic choice for a reason: They’re incredibly multi-functional. Swap them out for plastic drinking cups, storage containers, vases, planters, and more.
Bring these with you to the grocery store or farmers market to throw your kale, apples, and sweet potatoes in instead of grabbing plastic bags every time.
Lots of mats are made with plastic particles. This one’s all cork and natural rubber—and it’s naturally antimicrobial, which will come in super handy if you prefer hot yoga.
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