The difference an individual can make with a couple of switches 🙌
Diverted from landfill in 1 year:
🦷 8-12 plastic toothbrush handles
🙆♀️ Approx. 120 pads/tampons
🥘 3-5 rolls of ceiling wrap
🚽 6 plastic packaging
👕 50+ dryer sheets
🧖♀️ 3-5 bottles of shampoo
💁♀️ 3-5 bottles of cleanser
🤷♀️ 3-5 bottles of deodorant
💧 12+ sponges •
Supported/Enabled investment in:
🦷 Dental care for developing areas
🏠 Local businesses
🚽 Sanitation to developing areas
🐵 Being kind to animals (no animal testing)
🙆♀️ Access to me menstrual hygiene products to developing areas •
Society has developed with an ingrained idea that single-use and disposable is the standard for most household products. But this development is new. It’s only in the last couple of decades that, as consumers, we’ve moved towards throw away products. And now its long past time that we start moving away from them.
We know better now. We know the damage single use causes, to our water, our air, and our soil. So if we can (some switches aren’t cheap and some aren’t easy to use for all), we should try to make investments into long lasting products that are way less damaging to our planet.
Moving away from single use takes commitment and part of that is being supported by our local stores and supermarkets. So today, email your local store and ask them to stock the zero-waste items you need. Supply them with the types of products you want to see and potential brands they could stock.
Collective demand can and will change the products you see on the shelves.