Are you looking at living a more sustainable lifestyle, but unsure where to start? One of the biggest causes of pollution in the world is plastic, it takes up to 1000 years for plastic to break down. The first step to living a more sustainable life would be to use less plastic. Thinc Eco is a sustainable brand that doesn’t only create plastic free products, but also educate you about being more sustainable. Their range of products are made from natural materials such as bamboo, wheat and organic cotton. The girls behind Thinc Eco, Hannah Dunkly and Andonia Kailis have shared their tips on how you can become more plastic free.
Every year, Australians use roughly 5 billion plastic bags, that’s 13 million plastic bags every day. Most major grocery stores still provide plastic produce bags, however try to refrain from using these and bring your own. A great alternative are the 100% organic cotton produce bags, that can carry up to 5kg and being organic cotton they are free from any chemicals a lot of plastics carry. This is such a simple change to make, just be sure to always have them handy, so try keeping them in your bag or car.
Ditch your plastic toothbrush
Plastic toothbrushes are one of theEvery year, in Australia around 30 million toothbrushes are thrown away and end up in our oceans or landfill. If you’re still using a plastic toothbrush. Plastic toothbrushes also take up to 400 years to decompose. By making the switch to a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush, you are taking a step in the right direction.
Packaged foods, such as; chips, juices, chips, chocolate and lollies are not only highly processed and full of nasty ingredients but also packaged in so much unnecessary plastic we don’t need. Even, disposable plastic packaging also never degrades and has a fairly poor recycling rate, making it bad for the planet. With most of us self isolating, we have a lot of extra time on our hands, so why not make your own? You can find some healthy and easy to make recipes here. You won’t only be saving money by doing this but you’ll be fueling your body with the nutrients it needs.
Blog contributed by Hannah Dunkly and Andonia Kailis, founders of Thinc Eco.