One of my goals for 2017 was to create less plastic waste. I am slowly making the change to live a more sustainable lifestyle, so this year I will slowly be swapping out wasteful items for more sustainable options. Below are a few of my zero waste swaps for the month of January.
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1. Stainless Steel Straw
When searching for a sustainable straw, I wanted something silicon, because I was scared of getting a metal splinter. I changed my mind when I found these beautiful metallic straws. I’m pretty sure I don’t have to worry about getting a splinter, but I’m still a little scared.
My favorite thing about these straws (besides the color) is the fact that they came with this cute pouch that’s large enough to hold all eight straws and two cleaning brushes.
I’m also happy because the straws came in two sizes, meaning I can use them to enjoy regular drinks and thicker drinks like smoothies or milkshakes.
2. To-Go-Ware Bamboo Utensils
This travel pack is convenient and lightweight, making it perfect to throw into my bag while on the go. Also, I’m thrilled because the utensil holder is made from recycled plastic bottles.
The bamboo knife, fork, spoon, and chopsticks fit perfectly inside the pouch. There’s even a little extra room for me to store my stainless steel straw.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve never eaten off of bamboo utensils before, so the idea/texture of it freaks me out a bit. But I’m going to eventually get over my weird freakout.
3. Wooden Comb
My dad gifted me this sandalwood comb for Christmas and I’m loving it. It does a great job detangling and defining my curls.
This comb is sturdier and easier to hold than my old plastic wide-tooth comb. Also, since it’s made from sandalwood it has a pleasant woodsy scent to it.