15 Plastic-free Products to Kick Off the New Year Sustainably
Is it your new year’s resolution to reduce the amount of single use plastic you consume in 2023? Or do you have a vague vision of doing and being better in the new year but haven’t figured out exactly how? Well, we are here to help. Making a positive impact on the planet is much easier than you think. You don’t need to change your whole life. But by making a few eco-friendly swaps in your bathroom, kitchen and other parts of your home, you can kick off 2023 in sustainable style.
Did you know when you wash your dishes, microplastics come off your yellow sponge? Sponges made from polyester and nylon are not recyclable at all. Small pieces fall off on almost every wash, washing straight down our drains and into our water systems. These natural sponges are made from cellulose, are plastic-free, and are 100% biodegradable. Plus, they will last longer than your normal plastic kitchen sponges and absorb up to 10 times their weight!
Coconut Dish Scour Pads
Did you know kitchen scrubbers are made from non-recyclable plastic? They shed off tiny amounts of microplastics which are toxic to us and our environment. But not these coconut dish scour pads! They are made from totally natural ingredients; coconut coir and natural rubber. They’re 100% biodegradable and will not produce microplastics. Reach all tricky corners of your plates and pots that rigid loofah scourers can’t get into!
Reusable Swedish Dishcloths
This eco-friendly dishcloth is the perfect replacement for paper towels. It can absorb 20x its weight and air dries quickly without breeding bacteria or creating odor. The dishcloth can be used with water, soap, or cleaners and cleans countertops, granite, stainless steel, and glass.
One way to make laundry day as eco-friendly as possible is to use dryer balls. With wool dryer balls, you can ditch those single-use dryer sheets, reduce drying time by 20%, and dry your clothes using less energy. No chemicals, no fragrances, just pure organic cruelty-free certified New Zealand wool. Reusable for 1,000+ washes – each set will last for years.
Toothpaste Tabs & Refills
These Toothpaste Tablets made with peppermint are an alternative to traditional toothpaste that naturally whitens, freshens breath, remineralizes enamel, and reduces sensitivity – all without adding more plastic waste to our environment. Toothpaste tablets foam easily and have a non-chalky texture similar to traditional toothpaste. Purchase the tin once, and then just get the refills for the smallest carbon footprint possible. That’ll give you something to smile about!
FTO Cotton Mesh Produce Bags
Say goodbye to those single-use, plastic produce bags that drift into our oceans and sit in landfills for years. Our 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton mesh produce bags are perfect for your weekly, plastic-free grocery haul!
FTO Bamboo Utensil Set
This custom utensil set is the perfect alternative to plastic disposable utensils. Each set comes with a canvas carrying case, bamboo straw, straw cleaner, chopsticks, knife, fork, and spoon. Excellent to carry in your purse, for camping, picnics, emergency kits, and more! Eco-friendly, lightweight, and beautifully crafted, these are an easy addition to a zero-waste lifestyle.
Earth-friendly Pickup Bag Refills
An alternative to plastic poop bags, use these biodegradable bags any time you need to clean up after your dog! Made from corn & plant starches, these are your earth-friendly option.
FTO Bamboo Toothbrush
A BILLION plastic toothbrushes will be thrown away this year – creating over 50 million pounds of waste. Do your part to decrease this number by swapping your plastic toothbrush for a bamboo toothbrush that is just as good for you and much better for the planet.
Perfect for wiping messy hands and faces after meals, cleaning up spills, washing and drying dishes, meal time napkins, splatter shield in the microwave, lint-free cleaning and dusting, and more!
Moisturize Shampoo Bar
A true hydrating shampoo and conditioner bar. If you have thicker or dryer hair, this is the place to start. With coconut oil and rice protein for extra hydration and nourishment.
Bai-li actively blocks odor, is gentle on the skin, and feels and smells amazing. It is aluminum-free, baking soda-free, fragrance-free, paraben-free, and cruelty-free!
Reusable Coffee Filter
These filters are very durable and typically last a year or longer! A reusable alternative to throwaway paper filters and nylon sacks. The cotton absorbs some of the oils released from coffee beans yet lets acids pass through. The result is a clear, crisp, rich, and robust cup, without the paper taste and all the richness of French press without the heavy oiliness.
Lip Therapy Balms
This ultra-rich lip conditioner is formulated to keep lips hydrated and looking their best! A creamy blend of botanical butter and oils nourish lips for perfect everyday beauty.
Stain Stick Bar
These 2 oz. unscented, pure coconut oil stain sticks are tiny power-houses when it comes to stain removal! Whether you’ve got set-in stains or fresh stains, these work just as well and do not contain the harsh chemicals that the commercial products do.