10 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic in 2021!

by Janice FERGUSON on Feb 01, 2021

10 Easy Ways to Use Less Plastic in 2021! - Inspire Me Naturally

Working towards a plastic-free lifestyle is easier than you might think. It’s all about taking baby steps and starting with small, simple changes that add up to a bigger impact.

So, how can you start eliminating plastic from your daily life? These days, there are some incredible reusable products designed to help you cut out single-use plastics (and bonus: they usually end up saving you money in the long run, too!).

From coffee pods and produce bags right down to your toothbrush, read on for 10 easy ways you can use less plastic in 2021.

Ditch plastic bags

Say no to single-use plastic bags and opt for reusable shopping bags, instead. We recommend building a collection of reusable grocery bags and stashing some in your handbag and the boot of your car, so you always have one at hand! 

Buy loose fruits and vegetables

Speaking of groceries, buy loose fruits and veggies rather than wrapping them in plastic. Our enviro string bags are perfectly designed to hold fresh produce. They also make great companions for your farmers market hauls!

Reusable sanitary products

Have you considered making the switch to reusable sanitary products? Menstrual cups, reusable pads and period-proof undies are better for the environment and will also help you save money each month. 

Invest in reusable drink bottles

Save plastic by investing in a reusable drink bottle. Simply fill it up each morning and take it with you on the go. Opt for something sturdy and durable that will last the distance, such as our copper water bottles or crystal water bottles. Having a dedicated water bottle will also encourage you to stay hydrated throughout the day, so it’s a win-win!

BYO cutlery

Ditch plastic cutlery with our clever cutlery kits! Made from stainless steel, these BYO cutlery kits are ideal for days at the beach, eating lunch at work, or takeaway dinners in the park. 

Use beeswax wraps

Swap traditional plastic wrap for reusable beeswax wraps to reduce plastic in the kitchen. Beeswax wraps can be washed and reused time and time again, giving you great value for money. We love using beeswax wraps to cover half-eaten avocados, blocks of cheese, herbs and baked goods. 

Use a travel cup

A takeaway coffee each morning adds up to a lot of unnecessary plastic, so get yourself a reusable travel cup that you can take with you for your morning cuppa. Bonus: most cafes will offer you a small discount for using your own cup, too.

Reusable coffee pods

For those with at-home coffee machines, have you considered switching to reusable coffee pods? Sustainable coffee pods work out to be cheaper than traditional plastic pods, allow you to choose your favourite coffee beans, and are much friendlier on the environment.

Use a biodegradable toothbrush

Instead of discarding plastic toothbrushes (which will only end up in landfill), try using a biodegradable toothbrush. Biodegradable toothbrushes are long-lasting and made from organic, sustainable materials like bamboo.

Stock up on reusable containers

A good collection of reusable containers is a staple for any home! Reusable containers are ideal for school and work lunches, storing leftovers, or family days out. Opt for containers that are dishwasher safe, microwave safe and leakproof for best value, like our stainless steel lunch boxes. 

Ready to cut down on plastics? Shop our range of reusable products online right here at Inspire Me Naturally.

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