Alternatives To Single-Use Plastic
Plastic is low cost to make, lightweight and durable. Apart from the proportion incinerated, most of the plastic waste ever produced still exists, buried in landfill and polluting our oceans and countryside. Exposure to the sun and through the movement of the oceans this discarded plastic breaks down in micro-plastics, tiny particles ingested by marine life which enters the food chain and may well have a detrimental effect on our health.
We can all try and reduce our reliance on plastic products and use alternatives to single-use plastic. Most high street coffee brands will offer a discount or loyalty points to customers using a reusable coffee cup and more cafes are now happy to refill a water bottle with tap water. Children will love our decorated drinks flasks and their use is a good starting point to explain about our responsibilities towards preserving our precious environment.
Yours Sustainably have put together a selection of sandwich wraps , bamboo lunch boxes and cellulose sandwich bags together with bamboo cutlery sets, ideal for all ages and perfect replacements for wasteful cling-film, tin foil and plastic.
Durable and versatile our beeswax sheets can be used in a variety of ways, at home and on the move. Use to wrap food in the fridge and cover dishes or use for sandwiches, the sheets are a safe and useful alternative to clingfilm and tinfoil, they won't leach harmful chemicals into your food and they cut down on waste going to landfill.
We all have a responsibility to help safeguard our oceans, wildlife and countryside for future generations, cutting down on our use of single-use plastic with these innovative alternatives is an easy first step! We'd love you to visit Yours Sustainably and browse our eco-friendly 'Gifts That Matter'.